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How does time between partners affect risk in serial monogamy?

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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