High rates of sex with men among high-risk, heterosexually-identified men in low-income, coastal Peru.

Konda, Kelika A.; Lescano, Andres G.; Leontsini, Elli; Fernandez, Jeffrey D.; Thomas J, Klausner; Coates, Cáceres, Carlos F.;AND NIMH Collaborative STD/HIV Prevention Trial.

En: AIDS & Behavior, 2007.

In this paper we describe sex with men, including the frequency of sex and unprotected sex, among high-risk, heterosexually-identified men in urban, low-income, coastal Peru. During 2001–2002, a random community-based sample of these men was administered an epidemiologic survey collecting sexual risk behaviour data. Among the 924 high-risk heterosexually-identified men, 131 (14.2%) reported at least one male partner in the past 6 months. Of these, 113 (86.3%) reported male and female partners and among those with partners of both sexes, 84.2% and 57.0% of sex acts with female and male partners, respectively, were unprotected, (RR 1.48, 95% CI = 1.31–1.68). We observed a high rate of recent bisexual behavior compared to past studies showing frequent, unprotected sex with male and female partners. This population has substantial potential to act as a bridge population between and their male and female partners and should be addressed by prevention programs.

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