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Correlates of Sexual HIV Risk Among African American Men Who Have Sex With Men.

Research paper by Jeffrey A JA Kelly, Janet S JS St Lawrence, Sergey S SS Tarima, Wayne J WJ DiFranceisco, Yuri A YA Amirkhanian

Indexed on: 13 Nov '15Published on: 13 Nov '15Published in: American journal of public health



Abstract

We examined correlates of condomless anal intercourse with nonmain sexual partners among African American men who have sex with men (MSM).We recruited social networks composed of 445 Black MSM from 2012 to 2014 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Cleveland, Ohio; and Miami Beach, Florida. Participants reported past-3-month sexual behavior, substance use, and background, psychosocial, and HIV-related characteristics.Condomless anal intercourse outside main concordant partnerships, reported by 34.4% of MSM, was less likely in the case of no alcohol and marijuana use in the past 30 days, and higher risk-reduction behavioral intentions. High frequency of condomless anal intercourse acts with nonmain partners was associated with high gay community participation, weak risk-reduction intentions, safer sex not being perceived as a peer norm, low condom-use self-efficacy, and longer time since most recent HIV testing.Condomless anal intercourse with nonmain partners among Black MSM was primarily associated with gay community participation, alcohol and marijuana use, and risk-reduction behavioral intentions.