|Sexual partnership types as determinant of HIV risk in South African MSM: an event-level cluster analysis.|
|PMID: 22956229 Owner: NLM Status: MEDLINE|
|While individual determinants of HIV risk among MSM have been widely studied, there is limited understanding of how relational characteristics determine sexual risk. Based on data collected among 300 South African men who have sex with men (MSM) and using cluster analysis, this study developed a typology of four partnership types: the "Race-Economic Similar," "Age-Race-Economic Discordant," "Non-regular Neighbourhood," and "Familiar" partnership types. Support for the meaningfulness of these types was found through associations of these partnership types with participant characteristics and characteristics of the last anal sex event. Furthermore, in a multivariate analysis, only partnership type independently predicted whether the last anal sex event was unprotected. Findings of the study illustrate the importance of taking into account the relational context in understanding unprotected sexual practices and present ways to target intervention efforts as well as identify relationship specific determinants of unprotected sex.|
|Theo Sandfort; Huso Yi; Justin Knox; Vasu Reddy|
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|Type: Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural|
|Title: AIDS and behavior Volume: 17 Suppl 1 ISSN: 1573-3254 ISO Abbreviation: AIDS Behav Publication Date: 2013 May|
|Created Date: 2013-04-17 Completed Date: 2013-07-30 Revised Date: 2014-05-08|
Medline Journal Info:
|Nlm Unique ID: 9712133 Medline TA: AIDS Behav Country: United States|
|Languages: eng Pagination: S23-32 Citation Subset: IM|
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African Continental Ancestry Group / psychology, statistics & numerical data
HIV Infections / prevention & control*, transmission
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
Homosexuality, Male / ethnology, psychology*
Interviews as Topic
Sexual Behavior / statistics & numerical data
Sexual Partners / classification*, psychology
Unsafe Sex / psychology, statistics & numerical data*
|P30 MH043520/MH/NIMH NIH HHS; P30-MH43520/MH/NIMH NIH HHS; R01 MH083557/MH/NIMH NIH HHS; T32 MH019139/MH/NIMH NIH HHS; T32-MH19139/MH/NIMH NIH HHS|
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