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Exploring partner communication and patterns of sexual networking: qualitative research to improve management of sexually transmitted diseases

Harrison, Abigail; Lurie, Mark; Wilkinson, Nomsa


This ethnographic research among rural South African men and women seeking care for STDs explores constraints to communication among partners and defines predominant patterns of sexual networking. A series of fifteen open-ended interviews explored topics related to sexual networking and partner communication. Patterns of sexual networking showed clear gender variation, with men more likely to discuss multiple partners. Both men and women believed they should tell one partner about their STD,...[Show more]

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Date published: 1997
Type: Journal article


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