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Table 4 Behavioural characteristics of respondents without HIV infection, with known and with unknown HIV infection

From: Actual and undiagnosed HIV prevalence in a community sample of men who have sex with men in Auckland, New Zealand

  Uninfected HIV infected
  n (%) Known
n (%)
Unknown
n (%)
Number of male partners in previous 6 months    
Up to 20 871 (92.2) 43 (82.7)* 10 (83.3)
> 20 74 (7.8) 9 (17.3) 2 (16.7)
Casual male partnerships in previous 6 months    
No casual partners 319 (34.3) 11 (21.2)† 3 (25.0)
Casual partners - no anal sex 152 (16.4) 6 (11.5) 0 (0)
Casual partners - anal sex all protected 272 (29.3) 13 (25.0) 6 (50.0)
Casual partners - anal sex not all protected 186 (20.0) 22 (42.3) 3 (25.0)
Regular male partnerships in previous 6 months    
No regular partner 419 (44.8) 22 (42.3) 4 (33.3)
Regular partner - no anal sex 80 (8.6) 2 (3.9) 1 (8.3)
Regular partner - anal sex all protected 136 (14.6) 9 (17.3) 2 (16.7)
Regular partner - anal sex not all protected 300 (32.1) 19 (36.5) 5 (41.7)
Sex with a man met online    
No 365 (37.8) 16 (30.8)‡ 4 (28.6)
Yes but not < 6 months 321 (33.3) 13 (25.0) 4 (28.6)
Yes < 6 months 279 (28.9) 23 (44.2) 6 (42.9)
Injecting drug use    
No 897 (93.7) 38 (73.1)‡ 12 (85.7)
Yes but not < 6 months 48 (5.0) 11 (21.2) 2 (14.3)
Yes < 6 months 12 (1.3) 3 (5.8) 0 (0)
Sexually transmitted infection in previous 12 months    
No 847 (91.2) 44 (89.8) 13 (92.9)
Yes 82 (8.8) 5 (10.2) 1 (7.1)
Total 979 (100.0) 53 (100.0) 14 (100.0)
  1. * p < 0.05 for comparison between uninfected and known infected
  2. p < 0.001 for comparison between uninfected and known infected on dichotomised variable (last category versus rest)
  3. p < 0.05 for comparison between uninfected and known infected on dichotomised variable (first category versus rest)
  4. Table omits data on respondents with missing information