Having older sexual partners increases HIV risk for younger gay men

Published: April 6, 2010

Having older sexual partners increases HIV risk for younger gay men

Sex with older partners is associated with a significantly increased risk of HIV infection for younger gay men, and other men who have sex with men (MSM), investigators from North Carolina report in the online edition of the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes.

After taking into account other risk factors for infection with HIV, the investigators found that a man aged under 23 who reported a sex partner five years older than himself, more than doubled his risk of HIV.

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