HIV-negative and HIV-discordant gay male couples' use of HIV risk-reduction strategies: Differences by partner type and couples' HIV-status Article

Mitchell, JW. (2013). HIV-negative and HIV-discordant gay male couples' use of HIV risk-reduction strategies: Differences by partner type and couples' HIV-status . 17(4), 1557-1569. 10.1007/s10461-012-0388-6

cited authors

  • Mitchell, JW

fiu authors

abstract

  • Previous research has found that gay men and other men who have sex with men have adopted a variety of HIV risk-reduction strategies to engage in unprotected anal intercourse (UAI). However, whether gay male couples' use these strategies within and out of their relationships remains unknown. The present national cross-sectional study collected dyadic data from an online sample of 275 HIV-negative and 58 discordant gay male couples to assess their use of these strategies, and whether their use of these strategies had differed by partner type and couples' HIV-status. The sample used a variety of risk-reduction strategies for UAI. Some differences and patterns by partner type and couples' HIV-status were detected about men's use of these strategies. Findings indicate the need to bolster HIV prevention and education with gay male couples about their use of these strategies within and outside of their relationships. © 2013 Springer Science+Business Media New York.

publication date

  • May 1, 2013

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

start page

  • 1557

end page

  • 1569

volume

  • 17

issue

  • 4