Sexual inactivity among men who have sex with men living with hiv in Europe

T. Platteau*, Christiana Nöstlinger, Ward Schrooten, Chris Kenyon, JJDM van Lankveld, Robert Colebunders, Eurosupport Study Group

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Abstract

Objectives: Most people living with HIV stay sexually active, but some remain inactive. This study investigated prevalence and correlates of sexual inactivity among European HIV-positive men who have sex with men (MSM). Methods: An anonymous sexual health questionnaire was distributed in 17 HIV outpatient clinics throughout Europe. Ninety-seven (11.6%) of 838 respondents reported absence of sexual activity. Results: Multivariable regression analysis identified older age, relationship status, and less satisfaction with general health and sexual desire as being associated with sexual inactivity. Conclusions: Prevalence of sexual inactivity has declined since the introduction of antiretroviral therapy to levels similar to those of HIV-negative MSM, suggesting a tendency toward normalization of HIV-positive MSM's sex lives.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)83-92
Number of pages10
JournalInternational Journal of Sexual Health
Volume27
Issue number2
Early online date23 Apr 2015
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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Keywords

  • HIV/AIDS
  • sexual health promotion
  • sexual satisfaction
  • Europe
  • sexual inactivity

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Platteau, T., Nöstlinger, C., Schrooten, W., Kenyon, C., van Lankveld, JJDM., Colebunders, R., & Eurosupport Study Group (2015). Sexual inactivity among men who have sex with men living with hiv in Europe. International Journal of Sexual Health, 27(2), 83-92. https://doi.org/10.1080/19317611.2014.956852
Platteau, T. ; Nöstlinger, Christiana ; Schrooten, Ward ; Kenyon, Chris ; van Lankveld, JJDM ; Colebunders, Robert ; Eurosupport Study Group. / Sexual inactivity among men who have sex with men living with hiv in Europe. In: International Journal of Sexual Health. 2015 ; Vol. 27, No. 2. pp. 83-92.
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Sexual inactivity among men who have sex with men living with hiv in Europe. / Platteau, T.; Nöstlinger, Christiana; Schrooten, Ward; Kenyon, Chris; van Lankveld, JJDM; Colebunders, Robert; Eurosupport Study Group.

In: International Journal of Sexual Health, Vol. 27, No. 2, 2015, p. 83-92.

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