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Table 3 Relationship status, duration of partnership and number of partners

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

  Cases Controls OR p-value Confidence interval (CI)
Relationship status
Single 46% (n = 48) 48% (n = 50) 0.9 0.8 0.54–1.59
“monogamous” homosexual relationship 39% (n = 39) 32% (n = 34) 1.23 0.5 0.70–2.18
Non-monogamous homosexual relationship 2% (n = 2) 7% (n = 7) 0.3 0.09 0.06–1.34
“monogamous” heterosexual relationship 0% (n = 0) 5% (n = 5) 0.5 0.02 0.42–0.56
Non-monogamous heterosexual relationship 0% (n = 0) 2% (n = 2) 0.5 0.15 0.43–0.56
Duration of relationship
< 6 months 50% (n = 22) 20% (n = 10) 3.9 0.003 1.57–9.70
6–12 months 11% (n = 5) 8% (n = 4) 1.4 0.6 0.36–5.75
> 12 months 39% (n = 17) 71% (n = 35) 0.25 0.001 0.11–0.60
Number of sex partners
1 partner 18% (n = 14) 18% (n = 14) 1 0.95 0.44–2.17
2–20 partners 70% (n = 53) 78% (n = 60) 0.7 0.25 0.40–1.26
> 20 partners 12% (n = 9) 4% (n = 3) 3.3 0.07 0.86–12.8