Sex Health 2021 May;18(2):162-171
Department of Defense HIV/AIDS Prevention Program, Defense Health Agency, San Diego, CA, USA; and University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, USA.
Background Data show sexually transmissible infection (STI) diagnoses in USA military personnel engaging in unprotected sex are higher during deployment than before or after. We examined sexual risk behaviour, same-sex contact, mixed sex partnerships (both casual and committed partners) and STIs among ship-assigned USA Navy and Marine Corps personnel to assess increased risk.
Methods: Data on sexual risk behaviour, partner type, gender, and healthcare provider-diagnosed STIs were collected longitudinally (2012-14) among sexually active personnel during deployment. Read More