Conversation about Serostatus decreases risk of acquiring HIV: results from a case control study comparing MSM with recent HIV infection and HIV negative controls

Claudia Santos-Hövener, Ruth Zimmermann, Claudia Kücherer, Jörg Bätzing-Feigenbaum, Stephan Wildner, Osamah Hamouda & Ulrich Marcus
Background: Data on knowledge, attitudes, behaviour and practices (KABP) of persons with recent HIV infection compared to controls with negative HIV test result provide information on current risk patterns and can help to re-focus HIV prevention strategies. Methods: From March 2008 through May 2010, persons newly diagnosed with HIV (cases) and HIV-negative controls were recruited by physicians in Germany. To distinguish recent ( 5 months) infection, dried blood spots from people newly diagnosed with HIV were...
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