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Table 4 Condom use and partner characteristics

From: Conversation about Serostatus decreases risk of acquiring HIV: results from a case control study comparing MSM with recent HIV infection and HIV negative controls

Unprotected anal intercourse
  Cases Controls OR p-value CI
UAI with person with unknown HIV status 62% (n = 60) 49% (n = 36) 3.1 0.001 1.56–6.10
  Insertive 57% (n = 40) 43% (n = 29) 1.77 0.21 0.71–4.40
  Receptive 43% (n = 43) 19% (n = 18) 3.3 0.005 1.40–7.64
UAI with HIV positive person 18% (n = 17) 12% (n = 11) 0.6 0.21 0.26–1.35
Inconsistent condom use*
Beginning of new relationship 44% (n = 33) 34% (n = 25) 1.5 0.2 0.79–2.99
During a relationship 77% (n = 33) 71% (n = 25) 1.3 0.4 0.66–2.84
Outside of primary relationship 42% (n = 43) 30% (n = 27) 2.3 0.012 1.20–4.30
With strangers 42% (n = 36) 30% (n = 21) 1.71 0.112 0.88–3.34
With HIV-positive partner 26% (n = 14) 31% (n = 14) 0.8 0.61 0.33–1.91
With acquaintances 62% (n = 49) 43% (n = 31) 2.2 0.016 1.16–4.24
With person met online 55% (n = 17) 22% (n = 8) 4.4 0.005 1.53–12.64
Being always safe**
  9% (n = 9) 29% (n = 30) 0.23 < 0.000 0.11–0.52
  1. *Never, rarely or mostly used a condom.
  2. **Person always used a condom when having sex outside of a relationship or did not have anal sex in the respective situation.