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Title

Gay-Related Rejection Sensitivity as a Risk Factor for Condomless Sex.

Authors

K Wang, JE Pachankis

Network Affiliation

Other

Organization

 

Journal Name

AIDS and Behavior

Publication Date

10/1/2015

PubMed Search

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26459334

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PMID

26459334

Abstract

​Gay-related rejection sensitivity has been linked to numerous adverse health outcomes, but its relationship to condomless sex remains unexamined. The present study investigated the role of gay-related rejection sensitivity as a predictor of condomless sex. Gay and bisexual men completed questionnaires measuring rejection sensitivity and condom use self-efficacy as well as a timeline followback interview regarding past 90-day sexual behaviors. Gay-related rejection sensitivity was positively associated with the number of condomless anal sex acts with casual partners, and condom use self-efficacy mediated this association. These findings have important implications for effective HIV prevention efforts among this at-risk population.

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Topic

Behavior; MSM

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