Title

A Longitudinal Analysis of Treatment Optimism and HIV Acquisition and Transmission Risk Behaviors Among Black Men Who Have Sex with Men in HPTN 061.

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

10-1-2017

Journal

AIDS and behavior

Volume

21

Issue

10

Inclusive Pages

2958-2972

DOI

10.1007/s10461-017-1756-z

Keywords

Adult; African Americans; Age Factors; Condoms; Depression; HIV Infections; Homosexuality, Male; Humans; Logistic Models; Longitudinal Studies; Male; Middle Aged; Risk-Taking; Sexual Partners; Socioeconomic Factors

Abstract

Little is known about HIV treatment optimism and risk behaviors among Black men who have sex with men (BMSM). Using longitudinal data from BMSM in the HPTN 061 study, we examined participants' self-reported comfort with having condomless sex due to optimistic beliefs regarding HIV treatment. We assessed correlates of treatment optimism and its association with subsequent risk behaviors for HIV acquisition or transmission using multivariable logistic regression with generalized estimating equations. Independent correlates of treatment optimism included age ≥35 years, annual household income

Comments

This is an open access PubMed Central article.

Peer Reviewed

1

Open Access

1

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