Kathryn H Donaldson

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BACKGROUND The marked racial disparity in sexually transmitted infection (STI) rates in the United States remains inadequately explained. One important factor may be concurrent sexual partnerships (relationships that overlap in time), which can transmit STIs more rapidly through a population than does sequential monogamy. METHODS To determine prevalence,(More)
BACKGROUND Reasons for the strikingly increased rates of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among African Americans in the rural Southeastern United States remain unclear. Investigators have devoted little attention to the potential influence of the social and economic context on sexual behaviors. GOAL To examine the potential influence(More)
PURPOSE To investigate concurrent sexual partnerships among heterosexual African Americans, 18 to 59 years old, in rural North Carolina. METHODS Household interviews with persons randomly selected from the NC driver's license file were conducted to identify overlap among the 3 most recent sexual partnerships. RESULTS Concurrency prevalence in the past 5(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate concurrent sexual partnerships among African Americans in North Carolina with recently reported heterosexually transmitted HIV infection. DESIGN Population-based case series of persons with newly reported HIV infection. METHODS Household interviews concerning sexual and other risk behaviors for HIV transmission were conducted(More)
PURPOSE To compare coverage of a state driver's license list and county voter registration lists as frames for sampling rural African Americans. METHODS Name, birth date, sex, and county were extracted from records for all 18--59 year-old African Americans residing in eight rural North Carolina counties and listed in the North Carolina Driver license file(More)
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