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Sexual partner characteristics, serodiscordant/serostatus unknown unprotected anal intercourse and disclosure among human immunodeficiency virus-infected and uninfected black men who have sex with men in New York city

Tieu, HV and Xu, G and Bonner, S and Spikes, P and Egan, JE and Goodman, K and Stewart, K and Koblin, BA (2011) Sexual partner characteristics, serodiscordant/serostatus unknown unprotected anal intercourse and disclosure among human immunodeficiency virus-infected and uninfected black men who have sex with men in New York city. Sexually Transmitted Diseases, 38 (6). 548 - 554. ISSN 0148-5717

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Abstract

Objectives: Black men who have sex with men (MSM) are disproportionately infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in the United States. This study describes sexual partner characteristics and disclosure of HIV serostatus and evaluates factors associated with sexual risk behaviors during last sex among black MSM. DESIGN AND Methods: Between 2008 and 2009, 328 black MSM who reported recent unprotected anal intercourse were enrolled in an HIV behavioral intervention study in New York City. Factors associated with serodiscordant/serostatus unknown UAI (defined as having UAI with a partner of different or unknown HIV serostatus) with a male partner during last sex were assessed using logistic regression. Results: A total of 205 HIV-infected and 123 uninfected men were enrolled in this study. Almost all men (91.6%) reported having a black male partner during last sex. About half (47.3%) of men used alcohol and 38.7% used other substances before or during last sex. About two-thirds (68.8%) of participants disclosed their HIV status to their last sex partner, while 57.2% of partners disclosed. In multivariate analysis, meeting a partner on the internet or chat line was associated with serodiscordant/ serostatus unknown UAI during last sex among HIV-infected men. The only factor associated with serodiscordant/serostatus unknown UAI during last sex among HIV-uninfected men was the partner being a non-main partner. Conclusions: A significant proportion of black MSM in this study did not disclose their HIV status. Our data highlight the need for more data on dyadic variables and sexual risk behaviors among black MSM, as well as interventions to encourage communication between partners. © 2011 American Sexually Transmitted Diseases Association All rights reserved.


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Item Type: Article
Status: Published
Creators/Authors:
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Tieu, HV
Xu, G
Bonner, S
Spikes, P
Egan, JEjee48@pitt.eduJEE48
Goodman, K
Stewart, K
Koblin, BA
Centers: Other Centers, Institutes, or Units > Center for LGBT Health Research
Date: 1 June 2011
Date Type: Publication
Journal or Publication Title: Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Volume: 38
Number: 6
Page Range: 548 - 554
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.1097/olq.0b013e318203e2d7
Schools and Programs: Graduate School of Public Health > Behavioral and Community Health Sciences
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0148-5717
MeSH Headings: Adolescent; Adult; African Continental Ancestry Group; HIV Infections--epidemiology; HIV Seropositivity--epidemiology; Homosexuality, Male; Humans; Male; Middle Aged; New York City--epidemiology; Risk Factors; Sexual Behavior; Sexual Partners--classification; Truth Disclosure; Unsafe Sex--statistics & numerical data; Young Adult
PubMed ID: 21217419
Date Deposited: 12 Jun 2013 21:38
Last Modified: 30 Jan 2019 01:55
URI: http://d-scholarship.pitt.edu/id/eprint/18923

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