Concurrent Partnering and Condom Use among Rural Heterosexual African-American Men
Published Date:Mar 2014
Source:Sex Health. 11(1):81-83.
Pubmed Central ID:PMC4106295
Funding:K12 GM000680/GM/NIGMS NIH HHS/United States
R25 MH083620/MH/NIMH NIH HHS/United States
U01 PS000677/PS/NCHHSTP CDC HHS/United States
Limited research has targeted HIV risk among heterosexual African-American men in rural southeastern US.
A cross-sectional survey was administered to 538 men to assess HIV knowledge, attitudes toward HIV testing and sexual risk behavior.
Fifty-one percent reported consistent condom use in past three months. Monogamous men reported more consistent condom use (t =3.47, df =536, p<.001). In concurrent partnerships condom use was inversely related to age (AOR=.98, 95% CI=.95-.998, p=.03) and increased by number of female partners (AOR=1.49, 95% CI=1.26-1.76, p <.001).
African American HIV prevention outreach should include focus on concurrent partnering in rural settings.
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