AIDS and Behavior

, Volume 13, Issue 4, pp 677–681

Correlates of Unprotected Receptive Anal Intercourse Among Gay and Bisexual Men: Kampala, Uganda

  • H. Fisher Raymond
  • Phoebe Kajubi
  • Moses R. Kamya
  • George W. Rutherford
  • Jeffrey S. Mandel
  • Willi McFarland
Original Paper

DOI: 10.1007/s10461-009-9557-7

Cite this article as:
Raymond, H.F., Kajubi, P., Kamya, M.R. et al. AIDS Behav (2009) 13: 677. doi:10.1007/s10461-009-9557-7

Abstract

We conducted a respondent-driven sampling survey (N = 215) to characterize correlates of risk for HIV infection among gay and bisexual men in Kampala, Uganda. We used RDSAT software to produce population estimates for measures and created exportable weights for multivariable analysis. Overall, 60.5% of gay/bi men identify as gay and 39.5% as bisexual; 91.6% are Ugandans. Unprotected receptive anal intercourse (URAI) was associated with identifying as gay, being younger and having had an HIV test in the past 6 months. Perceptions of being low risk to acquire or transmit HIV infection were paradoxically associated with higher likelihood of URAI. Programs to address risk of HIV infection among gay and bisexual men in Kampala need to address perceptions of risk among gay identified men.

Keywords

Men who have sex with men Uganda Africa HIV Risk behavior Correlates Gay and bisexual men 

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Fisher Raymond
    • 1
  • Phoebe Kajubi
    • 3
  • Moses R. Kamya
    • 2
  • George W. Rutherford
    • 3
  • Jeffrey S. Mandel
    • 3
  • Willi McFarland
    • 1
    • 3
  1. 1.HIV Epidemiology Section, San Francisco Department of Public HealthSan FranciscoUSA
  2. 2.Department of MedicineMakerere UniversityKampalaUganda
  3. 3.Institute of Global HealthUniversity of CaliforniaSan FranciscoUSA

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