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Changes in sexual behaviour in a large cohort of homosexual men in England and Wales, 1988-1989

BMJ (British Medical Journal), 1991, 302: 505-506.

Authors: AJ Hunt, PM Davies, P Weatherburn, APM Coxon, TJ McManus


The uptake of safer sexual practices by homosexually active men in the light of AIDS has led to downward revisions of the predicted spread of HIV and a decline in the prevalence of rectal gonorrhoea and other sexually transmitted diseases. We report a reversal of this trend in 1988-89 in terms of the proportion of men engaging in anal intercourse and the numbers of partners with whom it occurred.

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