How does time between partners affect risk in serial monogamy?

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The frequency of serial monogamy can affect the rate of contact between infected and people at risk. Many people may stop condom use in even short-term monogamous relationships, thus putting them at higher exposure risk. Moreover, the time between the last relationship and a new one may not be long enough for dormant symptoms of a potential STD to appear. If a person engages in a long succession of short-term monogamous relationships, with short intervals in between, risk of exposure is escalated.

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