Study record managers: refer to the Data Element Definitions if submitting registration or results information. To create a repository of serum, peripheral blood mononuclear cells, semen, and cervico-vaginal washings from heterosexual couples who are concordant both partners HIV infected and discordant one partner HIV infected with respect to HIV infection. In the United States, the number of AIDS cases attributed to heterosexual transmission, although still a small percentage of the total number of reported cases, is the most rapidly growing category.
Nardi, MS; Kenneth B. Hymes, MD. We report four cases of immunologic thrombocytopenic purpura related to human immunodeficiency virus HIV transmitted through heterosexual contact in persons who were not homosexual, addicted to intravenous narcotic drugs, or hemophilic.
Elucidation of the structure of human sexual networks is not only an interesting topic in the area of social networks but also an important clue for understanding the spreading risk of sexually transmitted infections STIs. Some previous studies have indicated that sexual networks are scale free, while others have suggested that they are not. We conducted a Web-based survey on sexual contact in Japan to collect data on cumulative total heterosexual partners and the number of recent in the last three or previous three months heterosexual partners. To determine whether the number of heterosexual contacts in Japan has a power-law tail, we used maximum likelihood fitting methods and Kolmogorov-Smirnov tests.
Eighty percent of the world's human immunodeficiency virus HIV infections are in Africa, where heterosexual contact is the predominant mode of transmission. The correlates of number of unprotected contacts in discordant couples have been described, but much remains to be learned about the determinants of transmission risk per unprotected contact. Ulcerative and non-ulcerative sexually transmitted diseases STD have been implicated in this vein, but these diseases are uncommon in married African couples.
Army scientists reported today that 15 out of 41 victims of acquired immune deficiency syndrome or related disorders who were evaluated at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center had become infected through sexual contact with a partner of the opposite sex. The scientists said their findings had ''important implications'' in suggesting that the heterosexual population should be considered ''at risk'' for becoming infected with the virus. A report of their findings in the Oct.
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Heterosexuality is romantic attraction, sexual attraction or sexual behavior between persons of the opposite sex or gender. Along with bisexuality and homosexualityheterosexuality is one of the three main categories of sexual orientation within the heterosexual—homosexual continuum. The term heterosexual or heterosexuality is usually applied to humansbut heterosexual behavior is observed in all mammals and in other animals, as it is necessary for sexual reproduction. The term " heterosexual " was first published in in C.
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