A Longitudinal Analysis of Treatment Optimism and HIV Acquisition and Transmission Risk Behaviors Among Black Men Who Have Sex with Men in HPTN 061.
AIDS and behavior
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
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
Levy, M., Phillips, G., Magnus, M., Kuo, I., Beauchamp, G., Emel, L., Hucks-Ortiz, C., Hamilton, E., Wilton, L., Chen, I., Mannheimer, S., Tieu, H., Scott, H., Fields, S., Del Rio, C., Shoptaw, S., & Mayer, K. (2017). A Longitudinal Analysis of Treatment Optimism and HIV Acquisition and Transmission Risk Behaviors Among Black Men Who Have Sex with Men in HPTN 061.. AIDS and behavior, 21 (10). http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10461-017-1756-z