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Case 1: High-Risk Behavior Among HIV-infected Individuals

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B Although many HIV-infected men, such as this patient, are sexually active, fewer than 5% of them engage in unprotected anal intercourse.

This answer is incorrect. Although many HIV-infected individuals do use condoms, one study demonstrated that almost one-half of HIV-infected men who have sex with men reported having anal intercourse without a condom within the prior 3 months. The same study also found that nearly one-third of HIV-infected heterosexual men reported having vaginal intercourse without a condom within the prior 3 months.

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A It is unusual that this individual has remained sexually active despite having HIV infection, since fewer than 20% of HIV-infected men remain sexually active once they have a diagnosis of HIV.
C His practice of having casual sex only with partners whom he assumes are HIV-infected reduces his likelihood of acquiring a sexually transmitted disease (STD).
D Medications used to treat erectile dysfunction have been associated with increased unsafe sexual practices in HIV-infected men who have sex with men (MSM).

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