Coital bleeding and HIV risks among men and women in Cape Town, South Africa

SOURCE: Sexually Transmitted Diseases
OUTPUT TYPE: Journal Article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2006
TITLE AUTHOR(S): S.C.Kalichman, L.C.Simbayi, DCain, CCherry, S.E.Jooste
KEYWORDS: CAPE TOWN, HIV/AIDS, MEN, SEXUAL BEHAVIOUR, SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED INFECTIONS, WOMEN
DEPARTMENT: Social Aspects of Public Health (SAPH)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 4581

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Abstract

South Africa has one of the world's fastest growing HIV epidemics. Genital bleeding during sexual intercourse may play a role in facilitating HIV transmission in South Africa. The purpose of this study was to examine the prevalence and sources of coital bleeding among men and women living in a Cape Town South Africa township.