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HIV risk and communication between regular partners in a cohort of HIV-negative gay men

dc.contributor.author Prestage, Garrett en_US
dc.contributor.author Mao, Limin en_US
dc.contributor.author McGuigan, D en_US
dc.contributor.author Crawford, June en_US
dc.contributor.author Kippax, Susan en_US
dc.contributor.author Kaldor, John en_US
dc.contributor.author Grulich, Andrew en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2021-11-25T15:05:16Z
dc.date.available 2021-11-25T15:05:16Z
dc.date.issued 2006 en_US
dc.description.abstract This paper reports on the breaking of agreements between regular partners among HIV-negative gay men in Sydney. Data were from the 1333 men completing face-to-face interviews through December 2003 for the Health in Men (HIM) open cohort of HIV-negative gay men in Sydney. 822 men had a primary regular partner during the six month period before their 2003 interview. Most of these men had entered into agreements with their partners about sex either with each other or with other partners (87.2%). They most commonly agreed not to use condoms with each other (50.6%). Regarding casual sex, they most commonly agreed to always use condoms (34.2%) or to have no sex with men outside their relationships (28.6%). 48.8% reported some discomfort discussing with their partner their sex outside the relationship. Among those with agreements with their partners, 27.7% reported ever breaking those agreements. Those who found it more difficult to discuss issues of HIV serostatus and sexuality were more likely to report having broken their agreements (p <.001; p = .021 at one-year follow-up) and were more likely to have engaged in unprotected anal intercourse with casual partners (p <.001). A third of those men who broke their agreements did not inform their partner. A substantial proportion of gay men with agreements with their regular partners report some discomfort discussing sexuality and HIV serostatus with their partners. Difficulty discussing these issues may place these men at increased risk of breaking their agreements and may place both themselves and their partners at increased risk of infection. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0954-0121 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1959.4/44135
dc.language English
dc.language.iso EN en_US
dc.rights CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 en_US
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/au/ en_US
dc.source Legacy MARC en_US
dc.title HIV risk and communication between regular partners in a cohort of HIV-negative gay men en_US
dc.type Journal Article en
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unsw.relation.faculty Medicine & Health
unsw.relation.faculty Arts Design & Architecture
unsw.relation.ispartofissue 2 en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofjournal AIDS Care - Psychological and Socio - Medical Aspects of AIDS/HIV en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofpagefrompageto 166-172 en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofvolume 18 en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Prestage, Garrett, National Centre in HIV Epidemiology & Clinical Research, Faculty of Medicine, UNSW en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Mao, Limin, National Centre in HIV Social Research, Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, UNSW en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation McGuigan, D en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Crawford, June, National Centre in HIV Social Research, Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, UNSW en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Kippax, Susan, National Centre in HIV Social Research, Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, UNSW en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Kaldor, John, National Centre in HIV Epidemiology & Clinical Research, Faculty of Medicine, UNSW en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Grulich, Andrew, National Centre in HIV Epidemiology & Clinical Research, Faculty of Medicine, UNSW en_US
unsw.relation.school The Kirby Institute *
unsw.relation.school Centre for Social Research in Health *
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