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Table 1 Comparison of subgroups in terms of partner numbers for different partner characteristics in the last 12 months

From: HIV risk perception and testing behaviours among men having sex with men (MSM) reporting potential transmission risks in the previous 12 months from a large online sample of MSM living in Germany

Type of risk HIV testing in the previous 12 months Never tested for HIV  
n = 775 n (%) n = 396 n (%) p-value
Sex with… 2 to 5 partners 164 (21.2) 149 (37.7) 0.000
6 to 10 partners 184 (23.8) 111 (28.1)
11 to 50 partners 341 (44.1) 113 (28.6)
>50 partners 84 (10.9) 22 (5.6)
Anal intercourse with… 2 to 5 partners 272 (35.1) 221 (55.8) 0.000
6 to 10 partners 180 (23.2) 84 (21.2)
11 to 50 partners 279 (36.0) 76 (19.2)
>50 partners 44 (5.7) 15 (3.8)
Condomless anal intercourse with… 2 to 5 partners 550 (71.0) 310 (78.3) 0.002
6 to 10 partners 113 (14.6) 46 (11.6)
11 to 50 partners 100 (12.9) 28 (7.1)
>50 partners 12 (1.6) 12 (3.0)
Condomless anal intercourse with a partner of unknown HIV status 1–2 times 226 (29.2) 109 (27.7) 0.823
3–10 times 388 (50.2) 194 (49.4)
At least once per month 91 (11.8) 51 (13.0)
(Almost) every week 68 (8.8) 39 (9.9)