Concurrent partnering and condom use among rural heterosexual african-American men

Janelle M. Ricks, Angelica Geter, Richard A. Crosby, Emma Brown

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Background Limited research has targeted HIV risk among heterosexual African-American men in the rural south-eastern United States. Methods: A cross-sectional survey was administered to 538 men to assess HIV knowledge, attitudes towards HIV testing and sexual risk behaviour. Results: Fifty-one percent reported consistent condom use in the past 3 months. Monogamous men reported more consistent condom use (t≤3.47, d.f.≤536, P<0.001). In concurrent partnerships, condom use was inversely related to age (adjusted odds ratio (AOR)≤0.98, 95% confidence interval (CI)≤0.95-0.998, P≤0.03) and increased with the number of female partners (AOR≤1.49, 95% CI≤1.26-1.76, P<0.001). Conclusions: African-American HIV prevention outreach should include focus on concurrent partnering in rural settings.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)81-83
Number of pages3
JournalSexual Health
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2014


  • HIV prevention
  • Heterosexuality
  • Safer sex
  • United States

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Infectious Diseases


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