Circumcision Status is Not Associated with Condom Use and Prevalence of Sexually Transmitted Infections Among Young Black MSM

Richard A. Crosby, Cynthia A. Graham, Leandro Mena, William L. Yarber, Stephanie A. Sanders, Robin R. Milhausen, Angelica Geter

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Abstract

This study investigated whether intact young Black MSM differed from their circumcised counterparts regarding condom use behaviors and perceptions and HIV/Chlamydia/gonorrhea. Young Black MSM completed a self-interview, including a pictorial item assessing circumcision status and measures of condom use. Twenty-seven percent of 388 participants reported not being circumcised. With one exception, no associations tested approached significance. The mean frequency of unprotected insertive anal sex for circumcised men was about twice as high compared to those intact (P = .04). Intact young Black MSM did not differ from circumcised men relative to prevalence of STIs (including HIV) or condom use behaviors as reported only by insertive partners.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2538-2542
Number of pages5
JournalAIDS and Behavior
Volume20
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2016

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This study was funded by a Grant from the National Institute of Mental Health to the first author, R01MH092226.

Publisher Copyright:
© 2015, Springer Science+Business Media New York.

Keywords

  • Circumcision
  • Condoms
  • STIs

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Infectious Diseases

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