High-risk behaviours, and their associations with mental health, adherence to antiretroviral therapy and HIV parameters, in HIV-positive men who have sex with men

the Pharmacokinetic and Clinical Observations in People over Fifty (POPPY) study team

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Abstract

Objectives: To investigate the patterns and frequency of multiple risk behaviours (alcohol, drugs, smoking, higher risk sexual activity) among men who have sex with men (MSM) living with HIV. Methods: Cross sectional study. Results: 147 out of 819 HIV-positive MSM exhibited a high-risk phenotype (defined as >3 of smoking, excess alcohol, sexually transmitted infection and recent recreational drug use). This phenotype was associated with younger age, depressive symptoms and <90% adherence in multivariable logistic regression. Conclusion: In a cohort of MSM, a small, but significant proportion exhibited multiple concurrent risk behaviours.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)131-136
Number of pages6
JournalHIV Medicine
Volume20
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2019

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2018 The Authors. HIV Medicine published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd on behalf of British HIV Association

Keywords

  • HIV
  • adherence
  • mental health
  • recreational drugs
  • risk behaviours

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