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Table 4 Factors associated with contact with HIV prevention activities in the past 12 months: multivariate logistic regression (N = 1318)

From: Contact with HIV prevention services highest in gay and bisexual men at greatest risk: cross-sectional survey in Scotland

  Obtained free condoms from a bar/club/sauna or the Internet Picked up sexual health leaflet in a bar/club/sauna or looked for safer sex/sexual health information on the Internet Talked to an outreach worker in a bar/club/sauna Participated in one to one or group counselling on sexual health or HIV prevention
  AOR (95% CI) AOR (95% CI) AOR (95% CI) AOR (95% CI)
Survey venue         
Bar    1      
Sauna    1.46 (0.86-2.46)     
Sexual orientation         
Gay 1        
Bisexual 0.87 (0.56-1.35)       
Straight 1.03 (0.28-3.74)       
Age         
16-25 years 1     1    
26+ years 0.73 (0.53-0.99)    0.76 (0.53-1.09)   
Area of residence         
Glasgow 1     1    
Edinburgh 1.11 (0.81-1.51)    0.79 (0.54-1.15)   
Rest of Scotland 0.89 (0.61-1.30)    0.63 (0.37-1.09)   
Rest of UK 0.73 (0.42-1.29)    0.63 (0.26-1.56)   
Overseas 1.26 (0.46-3.46)    0.43 (0.10-1.94)   
Ethnicity         
White (UK, Irish or other)    1      
Minority ethnic group*    2.91 (1.43-5.95)     
Qualifications         
Secondary    1      
Further/vocational    1.35 (0.95-1.93)     
Degree/post-graduate    1.36 (0.96-1.93)     
Frequency of gay scene use         
Once month or less 1   1   1   1  
2/3 times a month 1.67 (1.19-2.35) 1.34 (0.97-1.84) 1.01 (0.60-1.71) 1.10 (0.57-2.13)
1/2 times a week 1.92 (1.36-2.69) 1.62 (1.19-2.20) 1.30 (0.80-2.11) 1.01 (0.54-1.92)
4/5 times a week 3.13 (1.85-5.27) 1.51 (1.01-2.26) 2.16 (1.24-3.76) 2.43 (1.23-4.82)
HIV treatment optimism 2        
Disagree        1  
Agree        2.19 (1.33-3.61)
HIV test in the past 12 months         
No 1   1   1   1  
Yes 0.71 (0.49-1.03) 1.30 (0.95-1.79) 1.75 (1.08-2.83) 3.44 (1.82-6.49)
Other STI test in the past 12 months         
No 1   1   1   1  
Yes 2.44 (1.67-3.57) 1.31 (0.95-1.81) 1.64 (1.01-2.64) 0.99 (0.54-1.80)
HIV status (oral fluid specimen result)         
HIV-negative    1     1  
HIV-positive    1.88 (0.96-3.67)    3.22 (1.42-7.29)
Did not provide oral fluid specimen    0.70 (0.50-0.96)    0.82 (0.42-1.60)
Number of sexual partners         
Less than 10 1   1   1   1  
10 or more 1.76 (1.19-2.62) 1.16 (0.84-1.60) 0.98 (0.61-1.58) 0.97 (0.60-1.58)
Number of anal intercourse partners         
Less than 10 1   1   1    
10 or more 1.67 (0.83-3.35) 1.20 (0.75-1.91) 1.56 (0.85-2.85)   
Number of unprotected anal intercourse (UAI) partners         
0/1 partner 1     1   1  
2 or more partners 1.06 (0.60-1.88)    1.18 (0.66-2.11) 1.38 (0.80-2.41)
UAI with casual partners         
No 1   1   1    
Yes 1.16 (0.77-1.77) 1.15 (0.86-1.55) 1.10 (0.68-1.79)   
STI         
No 1   1   1   1  
Yes 0.73 (0.42-1.27) 1.54 (0.98-2.44) 1.35 (0.80-2.27) 2.53 (1.40-4.57)
  1. AOR = adjusted odds ratio; 95% CI = 95% confidence interval; significant odds ratios are shown in italics, p < 0.05.
  2. *Black African, Black Caribbean, Indian, Pakistani, Chinese, Arab, Latin American & Other/Mixed.
  3. † HIV treatment optimism 2 - 'I believe that new drug therapies make people with HIV less infectious'.