Age- and Race/Ethnicity-Specific Sex Partner Correlates of Condomless Sex in an Online Sample of Hispanic/Latino, Black/African-American, and White Men Who Have Sex with Men

Yuko Mizuno*, Craig B. Borkowf, Sabina Hirshfield, Brian Mustanski, Patrick S. Sullivan, Robin J. MacGowan

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Abstract

We sought to identify and compare correlates of condomless receptive anal intercourse with HIV-positive or unknown status partners (CRAI) for younger (< 25 years) and older (≥ 25 years) Hispanic/Latino, black/African-American, and white men who have sex with men (MSM). Baseline data from the Evaluation of Rapid HIV Self-Testing among MSM Project (eSTAMP), a randomized controlled trial with MSM (n = 2665, analytical sample size = 2421), were used. Potential correlates included participants’ sociodemographic characteristics and HIV status as well as the characteristics of participants’ partners. Younger Hispanic/Latino and black men were most likely to report having older sex partners (≥ 50% of partners being at least 5 years older), and having older partners was a significant correlate of CRAI among younger Hispanic/Latino and white men. Regardless of race/ethnicity, not knowing one’s HIV status was a significant correlate of CRAI among younger men, whereas having a black sex partner was a significant correlate among older men. HIV prevention initiatives could address these and other correlates specific to race/ethnicity groups to target their prevention resources and messaging.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1903-1914
Number of pages12
JournalArchives of Sexual Behavior
Volume49
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2020

Keywords

  • Black African-American
  • Condomless sex
  • Hispanic/Latino
  • Men who have sex with men
  • Sexual orientation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Psychology(all)

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