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January 9, 2010

Sex with Older Partners Is Associated With Primary HIV Infection Among Men Who Have Sex With Men in North Carolina

"The mean age of sex partners differed significantly: men with PHI [primary HIV infection] had partners on average 6 years older than themselves, whereas uninfected men's partners were 4 months their junior (P < 0.001). After adjusting for race, sex while intoxicated, and having a serodiscordant/serostatus unknown partner, a participant had twice the odds of PHI if his sex partner was 5 years his senior (odds ratio 2.0, 95% confidence interval: 1.2 to 3.3). " Read more in JAIDS Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes, January 7, 2010.