If stressful life events do increase HIV infection risk,
this has implications for prevention.
Stressful life events appear to increase the risk of HIV infection for gay men, Canadian researchers report in the online edition of AIDS.
Men testing HIV-positive were more likely than those who tested HIV-negative to report five or more recent stressful events.
“We observed that gay and bisexual men…who reported stressful life events were at increased risk of HIV infection, and there was evidence that this effect was at least partially mediated by sexual risk behaviour”, comment the investigators.
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