AIDS and Behavior

, 13:724

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

  • Garrett P. Prestage
  • Jeff Hudson
  • Ian Down
  • Jack Bradley
  • Nick Corrigan
  • Michael Hurley
  • Andrew E. Grulich
  • David McInnes
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

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • Garrett P. Prestage
    • 1
    • 2
  • Jeff Hudson
    • 3
  • Ian Down
    • 4
  • Jack Bradley
    • 1
  • Nick Corrigan
    • 4
  • Michael Hurley
    • 2
  • Andrew E. Grulich
    • 1
  • David McInnes
    • 5
  1. 1.National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical ResearchUniversity of New South WalesDarlinghurst, SydneyAustralia
  2. 2.Australian Research Centre in Sex Health and SocietyLa Trobe UniversityMelbourneAustralia
  3. 3.Faculty of MedicineUniversity of SydneySydneyAustralia
  4. 4.AIDS Council of NSWSydneyAustralia
  5. 5.School of CommunicationsUniversity of Western SydneySydneyAustralia