AIDS and Behavior

, Volume 10, Issue 5, pp 575–578

Correlates of Unprotected Anal Sex with Casual Partners: A Study of Gay Men Living in the Southern United States

Authors

    • Department of Behavioral Sciences and Health Education, Rollins School of Public Health
    • Department of Health, Behavior & Society, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University
    • Emory Center for AIDS Research
  • Richard Crosby
    • College of Public Health, University of Kentucky
    • Rural Center for AIDS/STD Prevention at Indiana University
    • The Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction
  • R. Luke Shouse
    • Georgia Department of Human Resources, Division of Public Health
Brief Report

DOI: 10.1007/s10461-006-9116-4

Cite this article as:
Holtgrave, D.R., Crosby, R. & Shouse, R.L. AIDS Behav (2006) 10: 575. doi:10.1007/s10461-006-9116-4

Abstract

This study identified demographic and behavioral correlates of engaging in unprotected anal sex (UAS) with non-main partners among men having sex with men (MSM). Just over 1,000 men completed anonymous surveys with 25% of the men reporting their most recent sexual act with a non-main male partner was UAS. These men tended to be white, older, HIV seropositive, and high (or drunk) when having sex. In multivariate analysis being seropositive, and being high or drunk retained significance. Subsequent research may build upon these findings to determine the causal pathway to UAS among MSM having sex with non-main partners. Findings may be useful in constructing prevention interventions for MSM frequenting gay venues.

Keywords:

HIV prevention Risk behavior Behavioral surveillance Men who have sex with men Homosexual men

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© Springer Science+Business Media, Inc. 2006