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Table 3 Characteristics of MSM according to sexually transmitted disease. INI/FIOCRUZ, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

From: Chlamydia trachomatis, Neisseria gonorrhoeae and syphilis among men who have sex with men in Brazil

Characteristics Sexually Transmitted Disease – N(%)
No Yes Total
N = 275
Age1 38.0 (30.0-46.0) 35.0 (29.0-42.0) 38.0 (30.0-45.0)
Less than 11 years of schooling 50 (23.1) 12 (22.2) 62 (23.0)
Skin color – Non White 117 (53.7) 29 (53.7) 146 (53.7)
No. of male sexual partners in the last 12 months1 5.0 (2.0-14.0) 8.0 (3.0-27.0) 5.0 (2.0-15.0)
Had a female sexual partner in the last 12 months 23 (10.5) 7 (12.7) 30 (10.9)
Had a stable partner in the last 3 months 100 (46.9) 25 (47.2) 125 (47.0)
HIV-positive male sexual partner in the last 3 months 48 (23.1) 17 (32.7) 65 (25.0)
High from alcohol use before/during sex in the last 3 months 120 (56.3) 29 (54.7) 149 (56.0)
Stimulant use before/during sex in the last 3 months 28 (13.1) 11 (20.8) 39 (14.7)
Commercial sex in the last 3 months 86 (40.4) 25 (46.3) 111 (41.6)
Anal intercourse with men in the last 3 months    
Only insertive 34 (16.3) 8 (15.4) 42 (16.2)
Only receptive 43 (20.7) 5 (9.6) 48 (18.5)
Both 101 (48.6) 30 (57.7) 131 (50.4)
None sexual partner 30 (14.4) 9 (17.3) 39 (15.0)
Unprotected anal sex with men in the last 3 months 80 (38.5) 23 (44.2) 103 (39.6)
HIV infected 154 (70.0) 45 (81.8) 199 (72.4)
Time since HIV diagnosis, months (N = 185)    
  Median (IQR) 75.4 (40.3-163.8) 85.4 (42.0-161.9) 78.5 (41.2-162.4)
  <12 6 (4.1) 1 (2.6) 7 (3.8)
  12-36 28 (19.2) 8 (20.5) 36 (19.5)
  >36 112 (76.7) 30 (76.9) 142 (76.8)
Currently receiving cART (N = 197) 122 (80.3) 33 (73.3) 155 (78.7)
Current CD4 (N = 183)    
  Median (IQR) 542.0 (359.0-781.0) 597.5 (425.0-803.0) 554.0 (376.0-781.0)
  <200 11 (7.7) 3 (7.5) 14 (7.7)
  200-350 23 (16.1) 4 (10.0) 27 (14.8)
  >350 109 (76.2) 33 (82.5) 142 (77.6)
  Total 143 (100.0) 40 (100.0) 183 (100.0)
HIV viral load (N = 193)    
  Indetectable 99 (65.6) 23 (54.8) 122 (63.2)
  Detectable 52 (34.4) 19 (45.2) 71 (36.8)
  Total 151 (100.0) 42 (100.0) 193 (100.0)
  1. Missing data: STD = 5.8 %, Years of schooling = 3.1 %, Skin color = 2.1 %, Female sexual partner in the last 12 months = 4.1 %, Stable partner in the last 3 months = 3.4 %, HIV-positive male sexual partner in the last 3 months = 5.8 %, High from alcohol use before/during sex in the last 3 months = 3.4 %, Stimulant use before or during sex in the last 3 months = 3.4 %, Commercial sex in the last 3 months = 3.1 %, Anal intercourse with men in the last 3 months = 5.8 %, Unprotected anal sex with men in the last 3 months = 5.8 %, Time since HIV diagnose = 7.0 %, Currently receiving cART = 1.0 %, Current CD4 = 8.0 %, HIV viral load = 3.0 %. 1Median (IQR)