Homosexual activity among rural Indian men: implications for HIV interventions

AIDS. 2004 Sep 3;18(13):1845-7. doi: 10.1097/00002030-200409030-00014.


A cross-sectional survey of 2910 rural Indian men aged 18-40 years from five rural districts in five different states revealed that nearly 10% of single and 3% of married men had had unprotected anal sex with a man in the past year. Homosexually active men are not a separate sexual category,and report extensive mixing with female partners. They have more female partners than other men and they practised anal intercourse in 11% of their heterosexual contacts.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Cross-Sectional Studies
  • HIV Infections / prevention & control*
  • Homosexuality, Male / statistics & numerical data*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Marital Status
  • Rural Health
  • Sexual Partners