AIDS and Behavior

, 13:724

Gay Men Who Engage in Group Sex are at Increased Risk of HIV Infection and Onward Transmission

Authors

    • National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical ResearchUniversity of New South Wales
    • Australian Research Centre in Sex Health and SocietyLa Trobe University
  • Jeff Hudson
    • Faculty of MedicineUniversity of Sydney
  • Ian Down
    • AIDS Council of NSW
  • Jack Bradley
    • National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical ResearchUniversity of New South Wales
  • Nick Corrigan
    • AIDS Council of NSW
  • Michael Hurley
    • Australian Research Centre in Sex Health and SocietyLa Trobe University
  • Andrew E. Grulich
    • National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical ResearchUniversity of New South Wales
  • David McInnes
    • School of CommunicationsUniversity of Western Sydney
Original Paper

DOI: 10.1007/s10461-008-9460-7

Cite this article as:
Prestage, G.P., Hudson, J., Down, I. et al. AIDS Behav (2009) 13: 724. doi:10.1007/s10461-008-9460-7

Abstract

Among 746 participants in the Three or More Study (TOMS) of gay men who engaged in group sex in the previous 6 months, 22.4% reported unprotected anal intercourse (UAI) with any partners they did not know to be the same HIV serostatus as themselves. Not knowing oneself to be HIV-negative, not having a clear intention to use condoms, and more frequent group sex were independently associated with UAI. This study shows that gay men who engage in group sex represent an important priority for targeted HIV prevention activities and research.

Keywords

Gay menGroup sexUnprotected anal intercourseSexual adventurism

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