Similarities and Differences in Sexual Risk Behaviors Between Young Black MSM Who do and do Not Have Sex with Females
Published Date:Apr 2016
Source:AIDS Behav. 20(4):717-721.
Pubmed Central ID:PMC4799738
Funding:R01 MH092226/MH/NIMH NIH HHS/United States
R25 MH083620/MH/NIMH NIH HHS/United States
U01 PS003315/PS/NCHHSTP CDC HHS/United States
R01MH092226/MH/NIMH NIH HHS/United States
To determine whether young Black MSM who also have sex with females report similar levels of sexual risk behaviors as those not having sex with females.
YBMSM (N=400) were recruited from an STI clinic, located in the Southern U.S. Men completed an audio-computer assisted self-interview and donated specimens for STI/HIV testing.
Forty-three percent recently engaged in penile-vaginal sex. They were less likely to report having concurrent partners (P=.01), unprotected fellatio (P=.04), multiple partners as a bottom (P<.02), any unprotected anal sex as a bottom (P<.013), and any anal sex (P=.007). They were equally likely to report favorable attitudes toward serosorting (P=.80), multiple male partners as a top (P=.20), unprotected anal insertive sex with males (P=.15). Frequency of sex with males as a top (P=.61) or bottom (P=.61) did not differ.
Compared to YBMSM not having sex with females, those having sex with females may be exercising greater caution.
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