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Table 5 Reasons for not using condoms at last unprotected sex

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

Reasons for not using condoms Cases (n = 90) Controls (n = 84) OR p-value CI
No condom available 14% (n = 13) 7% (n = 6) 2.1 0.1 0.79–5.88
Would have disturbed the mood 13% (n = 12) 17% (n = 14) 0.8 0.5 0.56–2.99
I thought there was no risk 38% (n = 34) 25% (n = 21) 1.8 0.7 0.95–3.49
I hoped that nothing would happen 32% (n = 28) 25% (n = 21) 1.4 0.4 0.28–1.44
Condom caused erection problems 11% (n = 10) 14% (n = 12) 0.75 0.5 0.54–3.27
Assumed partner was negative. 28% (n = 25) 10% (n = 8) 3.6 0.003 1.54–8.33
Convinced partner was negative** 10% (n = 9) 20% (n = 17) 0.3 0.06 0.10–1.52
Talked with partner about serostatus before having sex** 3% (n = 3) 19% (n = 16) 0.2 0.001 0.04–0.52
  1. **Smaller n due to modified version of questionnaire.