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Risky Sexual Behavior, Testing and New HIV Treatments

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  • Stéphane Mechoulan

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This paper studies the impact of new HIV therapies (HAART) on HIV testing and risky sexual behavior. I use data collected in San Francisco among a high-risk population from 1994 to 2002. The evidence supports the hypothesis of a causal link between the introduction of HAART in late 1996 and the sharp increase in risky sexual behavior that ensued. Further, following HAART, testers take more risks while non-testers take fewer risks. The proportion of testers remains stable, which was ambiguous a priori, and HAART does not alter the composition of the testing and non-testing groups.

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  • Stéphane Mechoulan, 2006. "Risky Sexual Behavior, Testing and New HIV Treatments," Working Papers tecipa-239, University of Toronto, Department of Economics.
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    1. Mannberg, Andréa, 2012. "Risk and rationalization—The role of affect and cognitive dissonance for sexual risk taking," European Economic Review, Elsevier, vol. 56(6), pages 1325-1337.

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    Keywords

    HAART; ARV; HIV; AIDS; Testing; drug; treatment; UAI; Risk; Partners; contacts; prevalence;

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    • I18 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Government Policy; Regulation; Public Health

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