Serodiscussion, Perceived Seroconcordance, and Sexual Risk Behaviors among Dyads of Men Who Have Sex with Men Who Use Geosocial-Networking Smartphone Applications in London

William C. Goedel, John A. Schneider, Daniel Hagen, Dustin Duncan

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Abstract

Serodiscussion - the mutual discussion of HIV statuses between sexual partners - can be viewed as an essential prerequisite for risk-reduction behaviors among men who have sex with men (MSM). The current study aimed to assess the prevalence of serodiscussion with one's most recent sexual partner and its association with sexual behaviors with these partners. Broadcast advertisements were placed on a geosocial-networking smartphone application, encouraging users to complete an online survey. A total of 200 MSM completed the survey. Serodiscussion occurred in 43.5% of dyads, and it was most common in dyads where both partners were reported to be HIV positive, χ2(5) = 60.3, P <.001. Serodiscussion was associated with engagement in both condomless insertive, χ2(1) = 3.847, P =.046, and receptive anal intercourse, χ2(1) = 6.5, P =.011. However, there were no significant differences in how recently a respondent was tested for HIV, representing potentially high-risk scenarios.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)233-238
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care
Volume16
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2017

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Risk-Taking
Sexual Behavior
Sexual Partners
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HIV-2
Risk Reduction Behavior
Smartphone
Surveys and Questionnaires

Keywords

  • dyads
  • HIV testing
  • men who have sex with men
  • seroconcordance
  • serodiscussion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology
  • Dermatology
  • Infectious Diseases

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