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High-risk behaviours, and their associations with mental health, adherence to antiretroviral therapy and HIV parameters, in HIV-positive men who have sex with men.
HIV Med 2019; 20: 131-136.
Pool ERM, Winston A, Bagkeris E, Vera JH, Mallon PWG, Sachikonye M, Post FA, Pozniak A, Boffito M, Anderson J, Williams I, Johnson M, Burgess L, Sabin CA.
Objectives To investigate the patterns and frequency of multiple risk behaviours (alcohol, drugs, smoking, higher risk sexual activity) among men who have sex with men (MSM ) living with HIV . Methods Cross sectional study. Results 147 out of 819 HIV ‐positive MSM exhibited a high‐risk phenotype (defined as >3 of smoking, excess alcohol, sexually transmitted infection and recent recreational drug use). This phenotype was associated with younger age, depressive symptoms and <90% adherence in multivariable logistic regression. Conclusion In a cohort of MSM , a small, but significant proportion exhibited multiple concurrent risk behaviours.