Intimate partner violence and condom negotiation efficacy among gay and bisexual men in Atlanta

Rob Stephenson, Ryan Freeland, Catherine Finneran

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Abstract

Background The experience of intimate partner violence (IPV) has been shown to decrease condom negotiation efficacy among women; however, studies of this association among gay and bisexual men (GBM) are lacking. Methods: A venue-recruited sample of 745 GBM was recruited in Atlanta, GA, USA in 2012-13. Participants self-completed a survey including questions on recent (previous 12 month) experience and perpetration of IPV using the IPV-GBM Scale. Multivariate regression analysis examined the association between reporting low condom negotiation efficacy with the respondent's most recent sex partner (19.2% of respondents) and recent experience of IPV with the same or another partner. Results: Nearly half the sample (49.1%) reported recent receipt of IPV, although prevalence varied considerably across the forms of IPV. GBM who reported recent IPV experience were significantly less likely to report having felt able to negotiate condom use. Conclusions: These findings suggest that IPV may be a significant risk factor for HIV acquisition and transmission among GBM.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)366-372
Number of pages7
JournalSexual Health
Volume13
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2016

Keywords

  • bisexual
  • condom
  • gay
  • IPV
  • men
  • negotiation

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