Changes in HIV rates and sexual behavior among homosexual men, 1984 to 1988/92

Am J Public Health. 1993 Apr;83(4):578-80. doi: 10.2105/ajph.83.4.578.

Abstract

Data were collected from 1614 homosexual and bisexual men in 1984 through 1985 and from 1988 to 1992 in Pittsburgh. Of the men entering the study since 1988, 16% reported engaging in unprotected anal receptive intercourse with more than one partner during the 6 months before their visit. Approximately 7% of the younger men and 18% of the men over 22 years of age in the recent cohort were already infected with the human immunodeficiency virus, the same rates as those described 8 years ago. Aggressive risk-reduction programs are needed in high schools and existing networks in the gay community.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Age Factors
  • Alcohol Drinking / epidemiology
  • Bisexuality / psychology*
  • Bisexuality / statistics & numerical data
  • Comorbidity
  • Condoms / statistics & numerical data
  • Continental Population Groups
  • Employment / statistics & numerical data
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • HIV Infections / epidemiology*
  • HIV Infections / prevention & control
  • HIV-1*
  • Homosexuality / psychology*
  • Homosexuality / statistics & numerical data
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Pennsylvania / epidemiology
  • Sexual Behavior*
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases / complications
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases / epidemiology
  • Surveys and Questionnaires
  • Urban Population