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Books, Journals, New Media
March 25, 1998

Sex RiskSex at Risk: Lifetime Number of Partners, Frequency of Intercourse, and the Low AIDS Risk of Vaginal Intercourse

Author Affiliations
 

Harriet S.MeyerMD, Contributing EditorJonathan D.EldredgeMLS, PhD, Journal Review EditorRobertHoganMD, adviser for new media

 

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by Stuart Brody, 222 pp, $32.95, ISBN 1-56000-309-X, New Brunswick, NJ, Transaction Publishers, 1997.

JAMA. 1998;279(12):963. doi:10.1001/jama.279.12.963-JBK0325-4-1

As a mental health professional who has attended numerous conferences on human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infections and the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), contributed to several safer sex workshops, trained at the medical and psychiatric AIDS wards of the San Francisco General Hospital, and witnessed too many deaths of young gay male friends, I anticipated this book with eagerness. From the preface, it was apparent that this was a serious, scholarly work with the intention of showing that penile-vaginal intercourse has been erroneously presumed to be higher risk for HIV transmission than is the case, a welcome and useful premise.

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