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Edelman EJ, Gordon KS, Hogben M, Crystal S, Bryant K, Justice AC, Fiellin DA, VACS Project Team. Sexual partner notification of HIV infection among a National United States-based sample of HIV-infected men. AIDS and behavior. 2014 Oct 1; 18(10):1898-903.
Limited data exist on whether sexual partner notification practices among HIV-infected men, particularly those who have sex with men (MSM), vary by HIV viral load. We examined factors associated with complete (all partners) versus incomplete partner notification in 760 HIV-infected individuals across the United States, 49 % of whom were MSM. Thirty-four percent reported incomplete partner notification. Incomplete partner notification was more likely among black men, MSM, and those reporting casual partners and non-condom use. Partner notification practices did not vary by HIV viral load except among those with casual partners in whom a detectable viral load was associated with incomplete partner notification. Increased sexual partner notification among HIV-infected men, especially MSM, is needed.