Factors Associated with Alcohol Use before or during Sex among Men Who Have Sex with Men in a Large Internet Sample from Asia

Cui Yang, Thomas E. Guadamuz, Sin How Lim, Stuart Koe, Chongyi Wei

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Abstract

We explored factors associated with alcohol use before or during sex among a sample of 10,861 men who have sex with men (MSM) in Asia who were recruited online for the study. Multinomial logistic regression analysis indicated that having sex under the influence of alcohol was associated with having multiple male partners, seeking partners primarily through gay bar/gym/dance party/friends, selling sex and using multiple drugs during the past 6 months, and unprotected anal sex. More efforts are needed to better assess alcohol use and misuse among MSM in Asia and understand contextual influences on alcohol use and HIV-related behaviors in order to implement culturally-specific interventions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)168-174
Number of pages7
JournalLGBT health
Volume3
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2016

Keywords

  • Asia
  • alcohol
  • men who have sex with men (MSM)
  • sex

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Urology

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