High rates of relationship dissolution among heterosexual HIV-serodiscordant couples in Kenya

Romel D. Mackelprang, Rose Bosire, Brandon L. Guthrie, Robert Y. Choi, Amy Liu, Anne Gatuguta, Anne Rositch, James N. Kiarie, Carey Farquhar

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HIV-1 serodiscordant couples may experience increased risks of relationship dissolution; however, longitudinal stability of these relationships is poorly understood. We determined rates and correlates of separation among 469 serodiscordant couples in Nairobi and found that 113 (24 %) separated during 2 years of follow-up. Couples with a female HIV-1 infected partner (FM-) and no income were more likely to separate than MFcouples without income (HR = 5.0; 95 % CI 1.1-25.0), and FM- and MF- couples with income (HR = 2.4; 95 % CI 1.3-4.5 and HR = 2.3; 95 % CI 1.2-4.8, respectively). High separation rates may be important for couple support services and for conducting discordant couple studies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)189-193
Number of pages5
JournalAIDS and Behavior
Volume18
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2014

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Keywords

  • HIV-1 serodiscordant couples
  • HIV-1 transmission
  • Poverty
  • Relationship dissolution
  • Separation
  • Women

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Social Psychology

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Mackelprang, R. D., Bosire, R., Guthrie, B. L., Choi, R. Y., Liu, A., Gatuguta, A., ... Farquhar, C. (2014). High rates of relationship dissolution among heterosexual HIV-serodiscordant couples in Kenya. AIDS and Behavior, 18(1), 189-193. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10461-013-0529-6

High rates of relationship dissolution among heterosexual HIV-serodiscordant couples in Kenya. / Mackelprang, Romel D.; Bosire, Rose; Guthrie, Brandon L.; Choi, Robert Y.; Liu, Amy; Gatuguta, Anne; Rositch, Anne; Kiarie, James N.; Farquhar, Carey.

In: AIDS and Behavior, Vol. 18, No. 1, 01.2014, p. 189-193.

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Mackelprang, RD, Bosire, R, Guthrie, BL, Choi, RY, Liu, A, Gatuguta, A, Rositch, A, Kiarie, JN & Farquhar, C 2014, 'High rates of relationship dissolution among heterosexual HIV-serodiscordant couples in Kenya', AIDS and Behavior, vol. 18, no. 1, pp. 189-193. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10461-013-0529-6
Mackelprang, Romel D. ; Bosire, Rose ; Guthrie, Brandon L. ; Choi, Robert Y. ; Liu, Amy ; Gatuguta, Anne ; Rositch, Anne ; Kiarie, James N. ; Farquhar, Carey. / High rates of relationship dissolution among heterosexual HIV-serodiscordant couples in Kenya. In: AIDS and Behavior. 2014 ; Vol. 18, No. 1. pp. 189-193.
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