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Title: Sexual inactivity among men who have sex with men living with hiv in europe
Authors: Platteau, Tom
Nostlinger, Christiana
SCHROOTEN, Ward
Kenyon, Chris
van Lankveld, Jacques J. D. M.
Colebunders, Robert
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD
Citation: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SEXUAL HEALTH, 27 (2), p. 83-92
Abstract: Objectives: Most people living with HIV stay sexually active, but some remain inactive. This study investigated prevalence and correlates of sexual inactivity among European HIV-positive men who have sex with men (MSM). Methods: An anonymous sexual health questionnaire was distributed in 17 HIV outpatient clinics throughout Europe. Ninety-seven (11.6%) of 838 respondents reported absence of sexual activity. Results: Multivariable regression analysis identified older age, relationship status, and less satisfaction with general health and sexual desire as being associated with sexual inactivity. Conclusions: Prevalence of sexual inactivity has declined since the introduction of antiretroviral therapy to levels similar to those of HIV-negative MSM, suggesting a tendency toward normalization of HIV-positive MSM's sex lives.
Notes: [Platteau, Tom; Nostlinger, Christiana] Inst Trop Med, Dept Publ Hlth, B-2000 Antwerp, Belgium. [Schrooten, Ward] Univ Hasselt, Fac Med & Life Sci, Hasselt, Belgium. [Platteau, Tom; Schrooten, Ward; Kenyon, Chris; Colebunders, Robert] Inst Trop Med, Dept Clin Sci, B-2000 Antwerp, Belgium. [van Lankveld, Jacques J. D. M.] Open Univ, Fac Psychol, Heerlen, Netherlands.Address correspondence to Tom Platteau, Department of Public Health & IHAC, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Nationalestraat 155 - 2000 Antwerp, Belgium. E-mail: tplatteau@itg.be
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/18959
DOI: 10.1080/19317611.2014.956852
ISI #: 000354455500001
ISSN: 1931-7611
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
Validation: ecoom, 2016
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