Delayed Application of Condoms With Safer and Unsafe Sex: Factors Associated With HIV Risk in a Community Sample of Gay and Bisexual Men
June 25, 2009
Delayed condom application (DCA) "has been implicated in HIV transmission among gay and bisexual men," noted the authors. The current study examines the prevalence of DCA in a gay population and explores factors associated with condom use among two groups: those who practice only safer sex and those who report at least some unprotected anal sex.
"DCA, which may be considered by men as an effective harm reduction strategy, requires attention," the authors concluded. "Interventions to address this behavior need to consider the physical issues of condom use along with the complex array of social, structural, psychological, and interpersonal issues."
06.2009; Vol. 21; No. 6: P. 775-784; Dan Allman, Kunyong Xu, Ted Myers, Jeffrey Aguinaldo, Liviana Calzavara, John Maxwell, Ann Burchell, Robert S. Remis
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