Recently diagnosed and younger HIV-positive gay men taking more sex risks in Boston study

Published: April 1, 2010

Recently diagnosed and younger HIV-positive gay men taking more sex risks in Boston study

A study from a community HIV clinic in Boston, Massachusetts, that treats gay men has found that sexual behaviour that increases the risk of HIV transmission was more common amongst younger gay men and was even more strongly associated with recent HIV diagnosis.

Younger and more recently diagnosed gay men were also more likely to have been diagnosed with an acute sexually transmitted infection in the last year than older gay men and those who had been diagnosed longer. Higher rates of risk behaviour were also, not unexpectedly, associated with methamphetamine, ketamine, poppers and poly-drug use.

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