This relationship is also highlighted in studies on serosorting
(selection of partners according to their HIV status) and uses of rapid testing.
Other factors, such as unique serosorting
dynamics, may play a role as well (26).
In effect, although not always labelled as such, what the participants in these studies report is what researchers have referred to as serosorting
, which is the practice of only engaging in sexual practices that can transmit HIV with partners who have concordant HIV-statuses (Suarez & Miller, 2001; Van de Ven et al., 2002).
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.
Stigma and hepatitis C transmission among HIV-positive 'serosorting
' gay men," Culture, Health and Sexuality, vol.
But given the availability of alternative biomedical and behavioral interventions for HIV, including preexposure prophylaxis and serosorting
, it is quite difficult to increase condom use.
Resilience, syndemic factors, and serosorting
behaviors among HIV-positive and HIV-negative substance-using MSM.
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).