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Table 4 Reasons for testing and associated characteristics among MSM 1 clients, 2007-2009

From: Five-year monitoring of a gay-friendly voluntary counselling and testing facility in Switzerland: who got tested and why?

  Sexual risk (n = 446) Routine (n = 355) Condom stopping (n = 116) STI (n = 55) Other reasons (n = 105)  p -values
New client (%) 70.2 62.0 67.2 60.0 58.1 0.046 (NS)
Median age, years 32 34 29 34 32 0.002*
Median number of past HIV tests 4 4 3 3 3 0.61 (NS)
Currently in a steady relationship with a male partner (%) 41.1 49.3 83.6 38.2 51.4 <0.001*
Median number of AI partners in the last 12 months 4 3 2 3 3 <0.001*
UAI with partner of different/unknown HIV status in the last 12 months (%) 57.3 12.5 23.5 18.0 27.5 <0.001*
Frequent (vs. occasional or never) use of drugs or alcohol before or during sexual intercourse (%) 9.2 5.4 4.3 5.5 7.6 0.178 (NS)
Past STI (%) 41.6 32.2 22.9 65.4 42.6 <0.001*
Felt sad or depressed during last month 2 (%) 42.6 32.8 18.5 - 35.7 0.007**
  1. * P-values are flagged as significant relative to the .0055 level computed as Bonferroni correction for overall .05 level with 11 variables.
  2. ** Marginally significant after Bonferroni correction.
  3. NS = not significant.
  4. 1 Males who declared sexual relationships with men, independently of sexual identity or orientation.2 Only available since the end of year 2008.