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EpidemiologySexual transmissionHeterosexual intercourseSexual behavior comparison
Durex, Global Sex Survey,
 Durex
  The authors compared the number of partners, the number of intercourse per year and asked people whether they wanted more sex and whether they wanted more adventurous sex. The results show that United States, France and Germany are world leading in the number of partners and the frequency of intercourse of sex. Not enough with that, people in these countries are also leading when it comes to the desire of more sex and more adventurous sex. But when you look at the data you find that people in Thailand and South Africa have a rather low number of partners and a rather low frequency of intercourse. But they are apparently more satisfied with their sexuality, as they rarely want more.
  www.virusmyth.net/aids/pics/slides/fiala/index.php?slide=191997
A CRITICAL REAPPRAISAL OF AFRICAN AIDS RESEARCH AND WESTERN SEXUAL STEREOTYPES
 Charles Geshekter
  "Racist myths about the sexual excesses of Africans are old indeed ... [but] ... aside from the voyeurism and the lack of verification that attends these sensationalist claims, no one has ever shown that people in Rwanda, Uganda, Zaire, and Kenya - the so-called "AIDS belt" - are more sexually active than people in Nigeria which has reported only 21,905 AIDS cases out of a population of 120 million or Cameroon which reported 13,576 cases in 14 million. No continent-wide sex surveys have ever been carried out in Africa."
  www.virusmyth.net/aids/data/cgstereotypes.htm1999
Heterosexual transmission of HIV in Africa is no higher than anywhere else
 Papadopulos-Eleopulos Eleni et al
  Assuming sexual contact occurs on average once every three days, according to the Padian estimates, it would require 51 and 222 years to reach a probability of 50% and 95% infection respectively and to Gray's et al estimates 4.4 and 19.5 years (female to male). 
  http://bmj.bmjjournals.com/cgi/content/full/324/7344/10342002
HIV infections in sub-Saharan Africa not explained by sexual or vertical transmission.
 Gisselquist D, Rothenberg R, Potterat J, Drucker EM.
  “Epidemiologists who design computer models to support heterosexual transmission’s role in fuelling Africa’s HIV epidemic characteristically choose and/or adjust assumptions about sexual behaviour, rates of heterosexual transmission, and/or other parameters to allow the model to reproduce observed prevalence. These assumptions are often distant from empiric observations from African studies. While such models show that it is possible to imagine patterns of heterosexual transmission that can `explain’ the epidemic, they do not show that imagined patterns are realistic. Anderson and colleagues assumed a mean rate of annual partner change of 3.5 (Anderson RM, Gupta S, Ng W. The significance of sexual partner contact networks for the transmission dynamics of HIV. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 1990; 3: 417-429). In contrast, surveys in 12 African countries show unweighted averages of 74% of men and 91% of women aged 15-49 years with no non-regular sex partners in the past year, and only 3.7% of men and 0.7% of women with more than four non-regular partners (Carel M et al. Sexual behavior in developing countries: implications for HIV control. AIDS 1995; 9: 1171-1175.) At about the same time, a survey in Denmark found that 19% of adults aged 18–59 years reported more than one sex partner in the past year (Melbye M et al, Interactions between persons at risk for AIDS and the general population in Denmark, Am J Epidemiology 1992, 135, 593-602); a survey in France found that 17% of men and 7.9% of women aged 18–44 years reported more than one sex partner in the past year (Spira A et al, AIDS and sexual behaviour in France, Nature 1992, 360, 407-9); and a survey in the UK found that 17% of men and 8.4% of women aged 16–44 years reported more than one sex partner in the past year (Johnson AM et al, Sexual lifestyles and HIV risk, Nature 1992, 360, 410-12). Studies of sexual behaviour do not show as much partner change in Africa as modellers have assumed, nor do they show differences in heterosexual behaviour between Africa and Europe that could explain major differences in epidemic growth.”
  Int J STD AIDS 2002;13:657–666.2002
Sexual Behaviors Relevant to HIV Transmission in a Rural African Population
 Doris Schopper, Serge Doussantousse, and John Orav
  In 1991 researchers from Médicins Sans Frontières and the Harvard School of Public Health did a survey of sexual behavior in Moyo district of northwest Uganda. Their findings revealed behavior that was not very different from that of the West. On average, women had their first sex at age 17, men at 19. Eighteen per cent of women and 50% of men reported premarital sex; 1.6% of the women and 4.1% of the men had had casual sex in the month preceding the study, while 2% of women and 15% of men had done so in the preceding year.
  Social Science and Medicine, Vol. 37, #3 (August 1993), pp. 401-12.1993