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OBJECTIVE To assess prevalence, incidence and potential risk factors of human papillomavirus (HPV) infection among heterosexual men and women with multiple partners and to identify niches of HPV-infection. DESIGN A prospective study of heterosexual men and women with multiple partners attending an STD clinic as participants in a study on HIV from May 1988(More)
This study investigates the perceived risk of an HIV infection. Cognitive antecedents of biases in risk perception and their effects on behavioral intentions were investigated. The purpose of this study was to determine the relative accuracy of risk assessments for samples that vary in actual risk for AIDS. Subjects were citizens of Amsterdam, heterosexuals(More)
A prospective study of 65 men and 111 women with multiple heterosexual partners was designed to assess the prevalence and potential risk factors of genital human papillomavirus (HPV) infections. In addition, the HPV reservoir in genital, rectal, and oral mucosa was examined. The specimens for the detection of HPV DNA were taken from different sites such as(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES The incidence of four STDs that are mainly transmitted during vaginal intercourse, and risk factors for acquisition during follow-up were studied in a cohort of heterosexuals with multiple partners in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. These heterosexuals with > or = 5 different sexual partners in the preceding 6 months were recruited(More)
OBJECTIVES To study risk factors for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and sexual behaviour. Especially to assess whether there is a higher risk of being infected with STDs among ethnic minorities, and if so for what reasons. SETTING STD-clinic of the Municipal Health Service of Amsterdam, the Netherlands. SUBJECTS Cross-sectional study of(More)
A study among heterosexual men and women with multiple sexual partners was carried out to assess the seroprevalence of antibody against hepatitis C virus (HCV). The 468 participants were recruited among visitors to the Clinic for Sexually Transmitted Diseases in Amsterdam. Sera were tested by an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA; Ortho), a(More)
To study the prevalence of HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), sexual behaviour and condom use among heterosexuals, 193 women and 157 men entered a longitudinal study. Participants were recruited through an STD clinic, and had had five or more heterosexual partners in the preceding 6 months but had no other AIDS risk factors. Participants(More)
In the course of a prospective study of the prevalence and incidence of infection with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and risk factors for the acquired immune deficiency syndrome among 961 homosexual men, 97 initially HIV antibody seronegative men reported a febrile period lasting at least three days. In 60 of these men serological evidence for an(More)
To determine the heterosexual spread of human T-cell leukemia virus (HTLV-I) infections, a cohort of 472 individuals with more than 5 heterosexual partners in the 6 months before entry was studied. They were recruited from visitors to the Clinic for Sexually Transmitted Diseases of the Municipal Health Service. Half of the study group was born in the(More)