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Middle-aged and older men who have sex with men exhibit multiple trajectories with respect to the number of sexual partners

Lim, SH and Christen, CL and Marshal, MP and Stall, RD and Markovic, N and Kim, KH and Silvestre, AJ (2012) Middle-aged and older men who have sex with men exhibit multiple trajectories with respect to the number of sexual partners. AIDS and Behavior, 16 (3). 590 - 598. ISSN 1090-7165

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Abstract

This study aimed to examine trajectories with respect to the number of sexual partners among older men who have sex with men and to determine characteristics associated with trajectory groups. Nagin's group-based modeling was used to identify trajectories for 237 men from the Pitt Men's Study with respect to the number of male intercourse partners from age 50.0 to 59.5. Three distinct trajectory groups were identified. Most men (69.2%) had a median of two sexual partners in the past 6 months across the age range of the study. A smaller group (19.4%) had low or no sex partners. The smallest group (11.4%) had 30 or more sexual partners in the past 6 months at age 50. The groups were statistically different with respect to race, HIV status, drug use (marijuana, poppers, crack cocaine, and Viagra), the number of unprotected anal sex partners, and personal attitudes towards sex.© 2011 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC.


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Item Type: Article
Status: Published
Creators/Authors:
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Lim, SH
Christen, CL
Marshal, MP
Stall, RDrstall@pitt.eduRSTALL
Markovic, N
Kim, KH
Silvestre, AJtonys@pitt.eduTONYS
Centers: Other Centers, Institutes, or Units > Center for LGBT Health Research
Date: 1 April 2012
Date Type: Publication
Journal or Publication Title: AIDS and Behavior
Volume: 16
Number: 3
Page Range: 590 - 598
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.1007/s10461-011-9916-z
Schools and Programs: Graduate School of Public Health > Behavioral and Community Health Sciences
Graduate School of Public Health > Infectious Diseases and Microbiology
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 1090-7165
Date Deposited: 12 Jun 2013 21:09
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2019 14:56
URI: http://d-scholarship.pitt.edu/id/eprint/18862

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