Both men
and women who had disclosed their status to their partner had a reduced risk of
separation than those who did not. This finding emerged after adjusting for
socio-economic conditions and migration characteristics. Thus, both men (OR =
0.29, CI: 0.11-0.71) and women (OR = 0.40, CI: 0.23-0.69) who disclosed were
more likely to be in their relationship than those who did not.

Other factors
contributing to survival differed for men and women. For men, those who were 35
years or older were less likely to experience a break-up (OR = 0.34, CI:
0.12-0.99). Those who came for medical or political reasons (OR = 2.81, CI:
1.12-7.08) or to join family (OR = 4, CI: 1.65-9.73) experienced more rapid
break-ups post diagnosis than those who came for economic reasons. Other
important factors that contributed to more rapid break-ups included having a
partner born elsewhere than sub-Saharan Africa at the time of diagnosis, not
having children and being in a relationship of less than five years duration.

For women, migration
characteristics were less important. As with men, women in shorter-duration relationships
were more likely to break up (OR = 1.98, CI: 1.1.9-3.31). Women who were living
with family or friends were more likely to experience a break-up than those
living in a personal dwelling (OR: 3.71, CI: 1.71-8.05).