Biological markers of sexual activity: tools for improving measurement in HIV/sexually transmitted infection prevention research.

@article{Gallo2013BiologicalMO,
  title={Biological markers of sexual activity: tools for improving measurement in HIV/sexually transmitted infection prevention research.},
  author={Maria F. Gallo and Markus J. Steiner and Marcia M. Hobbs and Lee Warner and Denise J. Jamieson and Maurizio Macaluso},
  journal={Sexually transmitted diseases},
  year={2013},
  volume={40 6},
  pages={447-52}
}
Research on interventions to prevent HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) is heavily influenced by participant reporting of sexual behavior, despite uncertainty about its validity. Exclusive reliance on participant self-report often is based, overtly or by implication, on 4 assumptions: (1) no feasible alternatives exist; (2) misreporting can be minimized to levels that can be disregarded; (3) misreporting tends to underreport sensitive behaviors; and (4) misreporting tends to… CONTINUE READING
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