Mireille Le Guen, Annabel Desgrées du Loû et al., “Union break-up after HIV diagnosis among sub-Saharan African migrants in France: disclosing HIV status is linked with staying in union”, Aids Care, déc.2018


Sub-Saharan African migrants living in France are particularly affected by HIV. Due to the fear of sexual transmission of the virus, those in a relationship could experience a union break-up after an HIV diagnosis. Based on data from the time-event ANRS-Parcours survey that was conducted among a representative sample of sub-Saharan migrants living with HIV (France, 2012-2013), we studied union break-ups after HIV diagnosis among people who were in a relationship at the time of their diagnosis. Women experienced a more rapid union break-up after HIV diagnosis than did men. The living conditions of men were not correlated to their risk of union break-up while among women, having a personal dwelling reduced the risk of union break-up. For both sexes, less established relationships were more likely to break up after HIV diagnosis. Having disclosed the HIV status to a partner was associated with a reduced risk of separation between partners, after adjustment on socio-economic conditions and migration characteristics.


France; HIV diagnosis; living conditions; sub-Saharan migrants; union break-up

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