High‐risk behaviours, and their associations with mental health, adherence to antiretroviral therapy and HIV parameters, in HIV ‐positive men who have sex with men

Pool, E R M, Winston, A, Bagkeris, E, Vera, J H, Mallon, P W G, Sachikonye, M, Post, FA, Pozniak, A, Boffito, M, Anderson, J, Williams, I, Johnson, M, Burgess, L, Sabin, C A, Pharmacokinetic and Clinical Observations in People over Fifty (, and others, (2018) High‐risk behaviours, and their associations with mental health, adherence to antiretroviral therapy and HIV parameters, in HIV ‐positive men who have sex with men. HIV Medicine. ISSN 1464-2662

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Abstract

Objectives
To investigate the patterns and frequency of multiple risk behaviours (alcohol, drugs, smoking, higher risk sexual activity) among men who have sex with men (MSM) living with HIV.

Methods
Cross sectional study.

Results
819 HIV-positive MSM exhibited a high-risk phenotype (defined as >3 of smoking, excess alcohol, sexually transmitted infection and recent recreational drug use). This phenotype was associated with younger age, depressive symptoms and <90% adherence in multivariable logistic regression.

Conclusion
In a cohort of MSM, a small, but significant proportion exhibited multiple concurrent risk behaviours.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: Brighton and Sussex Medical School > Global Health and Infection
Depositing User: Jaime Vera Rojas
Date Deposited: 18 Dec 2018 11:12
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2019 13:33
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/80807

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