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Am J Public Health. 2013 May;103(5):889-95. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2012.300963. Epub 2013 Mar 14.

Individual, psychosocial, and social correlates of unprotected anal intercourse in a new generation of young men who have sex with men in New York City.

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Center for Health Identity, Behavior, and Prevention Studies, Steinhardt School of Culture, New York University, New York 10003, USA. pnh1@nyu.edu

Abstract

OBJECTIVES:

We examined associations of individual, psychosocial, and social factors with unprotected anal intercourse (UAI) among young men who have sex with men in New York City.

METHODS:

Using baseline assessment data from 592 young men who have sex with men participating in an ongoing prospective cohort study, we conducted multivariable logistic regression analyses to examine the associations between covariates and likelihood of recently engaging in UAI with same-sex partners.

RESULTS:

Nineteen percent reported recent UAI with a same-sex partner. In multivariable models, being in a current relationship with another man (adjusted odds ratio [AOR] = 4.87), an arrest history (AOR = 2.01), greater residential instability (AOR = 1.75), and unstable housing or homelessness (AOR = 3.10) was associated with recent UAI. Although high levels of gay community affinity and low internalized homophobia were associated with engaging in UAI in bivariate analyses, these associations did not persist in multivariable analyses.

CONCLUSIONS:

Associations of psychosocial and socially produced conditions with UAI among a new generation of young men who have sex with men warrant that HIV prevention programs and policies address structural factors that predispose sexual risk behaviors.

PMID:
23488487
PMCID:
PMC3660046
DOI:
10.2105/AJPH.2012.300963
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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