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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.

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2018-12-12 00:00:00


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.

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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.