Psychosocial Characteristics and Sexual Behaviors of People in Care for HIV Infection: An Examination of Men Who Have Sex with Men, Heterosexual Men and Women
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Patel, Shilpa N.
Wilson, Tracey E.
Quinlivan, E. Byrd
Journal titleAIDS and Behavior
Publication Begin page1129
Publication End page1142
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AbstractFew studies have examined the psychosocial factors associated with sexual transmission behaviors among HIV-positive men who have sex with men (MSM), heterosexual men (MSW) and women. We enrolled 1,050 sexually active HIV-positive patients at seven HIV clinics in six US cities as part of a clinic-based behavioral intervention. We describe the sexual transmission behaviors and examine demographic, clinical, psychosocial, and clinic prevention variables associated with unprotected anal or vaginal intercourse (UAVI). Twenty-three percent of MSM, 12.3% of MSW and 27.8% of women engaged in UAVI with partners perceived to be HIV-negative or of unknown serostatus. Among MSM and MSW, having multiple partners and lower self-efficacy were associated with increased odds of UAVI. Self-rating one's health status as excellent/very good was a risk factor for UAVI among MSM. Among women, binge drinking and stressful life events were associated with UAVI. These findings identify variables that warrant attention in targeted interventions.
CitationGolin C, Marks G, Wright J, Gerkovich M, Tien HC, Patel SN, Gardner L, O'Daniels C, Wilson TE, Thrun M, Thompson M, Raffanti S, Quinlivan EB. Psychosocial characteristics and sexual behaviors of people in care for HIV infection: an examination of men who have sex with men, heterosexual men and women. AIDS Behav. 2009 Dec;13(6):1129-42. doi: 10.1007/s10461-009-9613-3. PMID: 19763810; PMCID: PMC3782535.
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