Age-Disparate Partnerships and Risk of HIV-1 Acquisition Among South African Women Participating in the VOICE Trial.

  title={Age-Disparate Partnerships and Risk of HIV-1 Acquisition Among South African Women Participating in the VOICE Trial.},
  author={Jennifer E. Balkus and Gonasagrie Lulu Nair and Elizabeth T. Montgomery and Anu Mishra and Thesla Palanee-Phillips and Gita Ramjee and Ravindre Panchia and Pearl Selepe and Barbra Ann Richardson and Zvavahera Mike Chirenje and Jeanne M Marrazzo},
  journal={Journal of acquired immune deficiency syndromes},
  volume={70 2},
A recent analysis from South Africa reported no association between age-disparate relationships and HIV-1 acquisition. We assessed the association between male partner age and HIV-1 acquisition among South African women participating in the VOICE trial. Of 4077 women enrolled, 3789 had complete data; 26% and 5% reported having a partner >5 and >10 years older at enrollment, respectively. Reporting a partner >5 years older (hazard ratio = 1.00; 95% confidence interval: 0.74 to 1.35) or >10 older… CONTINUE READING
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