Sexual behavior and associated health risk in Spanish international travelers

Citation
M. Velasco et al., Sexual behavior and associated health risk in Spanish international travelers, MED CLIN, 116(16), 2001, pp. 612-613
Citations number
10
Language
SPAGNOLO
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
General & Internal Medicine
Journal title
MEDICINA CLINICA
ISSN journal
0025-7753 → ACNP
Volume
116
Issue
16
Year of publication
2001
Pages
612 - 613
Database
ISI
SICI code
0025-7753(20010505)116:16<612:SBAAHR>2.0.ZU;2-K
Abstract
BACKGROUND: TO know the sexual behavior of Spanish international travelers and its association with geographical destinations and sexually transmitted disease acquisition. PATIENTS AND METHOD: 1,008 consecutive patients who attended a tropical out -patient clinic during 26 months were surveyed by means of a previously des igned clinical questionnaire that included specific questions regarding sex ual practices during the trip. RESULTS: 19% Of travelers had sexual intercourse; 53.6% of them having empl oyed a condom. There were no differences regarding gender or destination. 3 .4% of travelers who had unprotected sexual intercourse acquired HIV. CONCLUSIONS: A high proportion of travelers have unprotected, risk sexual c ontacts. A low but alarming proportion of these cases become HIV infected a s a result.