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Exploration of clients living with HIV needs for reporting on experiences with sex
ResumenTalking about sex with people living with HIV receives insufficient attention in health care. A cross-sectional and exploratory study describes the preferences of people living with HIV to talk about sex with specialized HIV physicians and nurses in a clinic in Barcelona (Spain). A 27-item self-administered questionnaire was used between June 2017 and May 2018. One hundred fourteen people agreed to participate. Data were analyzed using multivariate logistic regression. Most of the participants reported "never or almost never" having been asked about sex practices in visits with the HIV specialist physician (n = 65 [57.0%]) or nurse (n = 74 [64.9%]). Older participants stated that neither physicians nor nurses talked about sex during visits. Women felt that physicians hardly ever asked about their sexual practices. Men who had sex with other men indicated that their physicians always asked about their sex practices compared with heterosexuals living with HIV. Health professionals should reformulate how to talk about sex with people living with HIV to facilitate communication and provide adequate care.
- Año de publicación:
- Oxford [etc.] : Blackwell Publishing
- En :
- Vol. 22, no. 3 (September 2020), p. 570-576