has also been a practice adopted by MSM, in which the choice of sexual partners or using condoms is done selectively based on serological HIV status.
Researchers found the decrease in condom use wasn't explained by serosorting
(choosing only partners believed to have the same HIV status) or antiretroviral drug use.
A familiar example, in the context of drug use, is serosorting
around equipment -sharing, as when those who have never received a positive diagnosis avoid sharing with those who have received one and with people who have never been tested.
between those couples reaches approximately a quarter.
Predictors of serosorting
and intention to serosort among men who have sex with men, San Francisco.
98) Meanwhile, safer sex campaigns, antiretroviral therapies, serosorting
, harm reduction practices, and pre-exposure prophylaxis did not materialize solely so that men could have sex with other men without consequence.
Although the incidence of HIV has remained stable, the incidence of syphilis has been increasing disproportionately possibly due to adaptive behaviour like serosorting
among HIV concordant couples and oral sex that decrease transmission of HIV but not syphilis (3).
High rates of unprotected sex and serosorting
among men who have sex with men: a national online study in Norway.
and sexual risk behaviour according to different casual partnership types among MSM: the study of one-night stands and sex buddies.
Studies on serosorting
are better documented among men who have sex with men (24-26) with little or nothing known about this sexual behaviour among adolescents.
The value of serosorting
in HIV prevention remains controversial, but HIV-serosorting
clearly does nothing to protect an HCV-negative sex partner from hepatitis viruses.
Gay and bisexual men's health: HIV/AIDS: serosorting