Behavioral surveillance study: sexual risk taking behaviour in UK HIV outpatient attendees

AIDS Behav. 2012 Aug;16(6):1708-15. doi: 10.1007/s10461-011-0023-y.


This study aimed to determine demographic, behavioural and self-report disease/treatment variables among HIV-infected individuals (n = 666) that predict unprotected intercourse with a partner of unknown/discordant status. Sexual risk behaviour was reported by 12.8%. In multivariable analysis, risk was more likely to be reported by gay men compared to women or heterosexual men, and for those with higher psychological symptom burden. Psychological symptoms should be assessed and managed in the HIV outpatient setting to ensure integrated care that enhances prevention.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Ambulatory Care Facilities
  • Cross-Sectional Studies
  • Female
  • HIV Infections / epidemiology
  • HIV Infections / psychology*
  • Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
  • Humans
  • Logistic Models
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Outpatients / statistics & numerical data
  • Population Surveillance
  • Risk-Taking*
  • Self Report
  • Sexual Behavior / psychology*
  • Sexual Partners
  • Socioeconomic Factors
  • Surveys and Questionnaires
  • United Kingdom / epidemiology
  • Young Adult