Table 2

Bivariate comparison of HIV risk behaviours for Asian and non-Asian MSM
Characteristics Non-Asian Asian p-value
n/N (%) n/N (%)
Anal sex in past 6 months
No 272/993 (27.4) 33/107 (30.8) 0.49
Yes 721/993 (72.6) 74/107 (69.2)
Sex partners (oral or anal) in past 6 months
None 83/994 (8.4) 7/108(6.5)
Only one 229/994 (23) 29/108 (26.9) 0.89
2 to 5 349/994 (35.1) 36/108 (33.3)
>5 333/994 (33.5) 36/108 (33.3)
Lifetime number of anal sex partners
None 64/906 (7.1) 9/101 (8.9)
Only one 76/906 (8.4) 14/101 (13.9) 0.006
2 to 5 236/906 (26.0) 34/101 (33.7)
>5 530/906 (58.5) 44/101 (43.5)
Risky sex* in past six months by HIV negative or unknown serostatus participants 97/723 (13.4) 9/86 (10.5) 0.50
Risky sex**** in pasts six months among self-reported HIV + participants 46/180 (25.6) 2/3 (66.7) 0.17
Risky sex* in pasts six months in participants < 30 years of age 40/282(14.1) 4/42 (9.5) 0.41
Attend gay bars (at least once per month) 600/931 (64.4) 53/102 (52.0) 0.017
Attend bath houses (at least once per month) 103/924 (11.1) 13/101 (12.9) 0.619
Attend Pride Parade or Pride Festival 826/989 (83.5) 87/107 (81.3) 0.58
Search for sex partners on the internet 499/985 (50.7) 56/105 (53.3) 0.61
Search for sex partners in gay bars 552/1003 (55.0) 54/105 (51.4) 0.54
Received money, drugs, or goods/services in exchange for sex in past 6 months 131/963 (13.6) 13/104 (12.5) 0.88
History of injection drug use
No 793/982 (80.8) 91/102 (89.2) 0.043
Yes 189/982 (19.2) 11/102 (10.8)
Use of alcohol within 2 hours before sex the past 6 months
No 215/989 (21.7) 35/107 (32.7) 0.015
Yes 774/989 (78.3) 72/107 (67.3)
Use of stimulants or psychedelics** within 2 hours before or during sex in past 6 months
No 720/975 (73.8) 84/104 (80.8) 0.15
Yes 255/975 (26.2) 20/104 (19.2)
Perception of HIV infection in lifetime***
Very unlikely 284/697 (40.7) 35/88 (39.8) 0.44
Unlikely 304/697 (43.6) 36/88 (40.9)
Somewhat likely 95/697 (13.6) 13/88 (14.8)
Likely 7/697 (1) 3/88 (3.4)
Very Likely 7/697 (1) 1/88 (1.1)

*Unprotected anal sex with HIV positive or unknown sero-status male partners (HIV negative or unknown only).

**ketamine, ecstasy, crystal meth, amphetamines, GHB or psychedelics.

***among self-reported HIV negative or unknown only.

****Unprotected anal sex with HIV negative or unknown sero-status male partners.

Maung Maung et al.

Maung Maung et al. BMC Public Health 2013 13:763   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-763

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