Unporotected anal intercourse and their meaning in MSM in a relationship in Merida, Yucatan Mexico

Published: August 1, 2008

Unporotected anal intercourse and their meaning in MSM in a relationship in Merida, Yucatan Mexico

Background: The epidemic of AIDS in Mexico is mainly spread by sexual transmission. The most affected population by HIV infection is the one formed by men who have sex with other men (MSM). Preventive strategies for HIV infection directed towards MSM have not stabilized the virus transmission. Some groups of informed MSM still engage in risky sexual behavior.

Methods: Qualitative study with an interpretative framework and phenomenological approach to a non-probabilistic sample of eleven young males from the gay community of Merida, Yucatan. using a semantic network method and thorough interviews for their evaluation.

Results: Anal sex unprotected is related to the conception of love, trust, fidelity and consolidation of the couple. The subjective norm about this sexual practice in the long term among gay partners has a positive social value that translates into an individual positive attitude towards a risky sexual behavior.

Conclusions: It is necessary to deconstruct the gay gossip who related to love, trust and consolidation of couple and the practice of anal sex unprotected.

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