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AIDS Behav. 2016 Apr;20(4):763-7. doi: 10.1007/s10461-015-1224-6.

Gay-Related Rejection Sensitivity as a Risk Factor for Condomless Sex.

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1
Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS, Yale University, 135 College Street, Suite 200, New Haven, CT, 06510, USA. katie.wang@yale.edu.
2
Social and Behavioral Sciences Division, Department of Chronic Disease Epidemiology, Yale School of Public Health, Yale University, New Haven, USA.

Abstract

Gay-related rejection sensitivity has been linked to numerous adverse health outcomes, but its relationship to condomless sex remains unexamined. The present study investigated the role of gay-related rejection sensitivity as a predictor of condomless sex. Gay and bisexual men completed questionnaires measuring rejection sensitivity and condom use self-efficacy as well as a timeline followback interview regarding past 90-day sexual behaviors. Gay-related rejection sensitivity was positively associated with the number of condomless anal sex acts with casual partners, and condom use self-efficacy mediated this association. These findings have important implications for effective HIV prevention efforts among this at-risk population.

KEYWORDS:

Condom use; Gay and bisexual men; Rejection sensitivity; Self-efficacy; Sexual behavior

PMID:
26459334
PMCID:
PMC4799731
DOI:
10.1007/s10461-015-1224-6
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