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.
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Financial disclosure: POPPY funders: the POPPY study is funded from investigator-initiated grants from BMS, Gilead Sciences, Janssen, MSD and ViiV Healthcare. The research is supported by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Biomedical Research Centre based at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and Imperial College London and by an NIHR Senior Investigator Award to CAS (NF-SI-0514-10075). This work was undertaken when ERMP was funded by an NIHR Academic Clinical Fellowship. The views expressed are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the NHS, the NIHR or the Department of Health.
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- mental health
- recreational drugs
- risk behaviours