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Title

Relation of Childhood Sexual Abuse, Intimate Partner Violence, and Depression to Risk Factors for HIV Among Black Men Who Have Sex With Men in 6 US Cities.

Authors

JK Wiliams, L Wilton, M Magnus, et al.

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Organization

 

Journal Name

Am J Public Health.

Publication Date

10/1/2015

PubMed Search

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26469666

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PMID

26469666

Abstract

OBJECTIVES:

We assessed the relation of childhood sexual abuse (CSA), intimate partner violence (IPV), and depression to HIV sexual risk behaviors among Black men who have sex with men (MSM).

METHODS:

Participants were 1522 Black MSM recruited from 6 US cities between July 2009 and December 2011. Univariate and multivariable logistic regression models were used.

RESULTS:

Participants reported sex before age 12 years with someone at least 5 years older (31.1%), unwanted sex when aged 12 to 16 years (30%), IPV (51.8%), and depression (43.8%). Experiencing CSA when aged 12 to 16 years was inversely associated with any receptive condomless anal sex with a male partner (adjusted odds ratio [AOR] = 0.50; 95% confidence interval [CI] = 0.29, 0.86). Pressured or forced sex was positively associated with any receptive anal sex (AOR = 2.24; 95% CI = 1.57, 3.20). Experiencing CSA when younger than 12 years, physical abuse, emotional abuse, having been stalked, and pressured or forced sex were positively associated with having more than 3 male partners in the past 6 months. Among HIV-positive MSM (n = 337), CSA between ages 12 and 16 years was positively associated with having more than 3 male partners in the past 6 months.

CONCLUSIONS:

Rates of CSA, IPV, and depression were high, but associations with HIV sexual risk outcomes were modest. (Am J Public Health. Published online ahead of print October 15, 2015: e1-e9. doi:10.2105/AJPH.2015.302878).

Keywords

 

Topic

Behavior; Black; MSM; intimate partner violence

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