HIV-Infected Young Men Demonstrate Appropriate Risk Perceptions and Beliefs about Safer Sexual Behaviors after Human Papillomavirus Vaccination.

TitleHIV-Infected Young Men Demonstrate Appropriate Risk Perceptions and Beliefs about Safer Sexual Behaviors after Human Papillomavirus Vaccination.
Publication TypePublication
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsKahn JA, Lee J, Belzer M, Palefsky JM
Corporate AuthorsAIDS Malignancy Consortium and Adolescent Medicine Trials Network for HIV/AIDS Interventions
JournalAIDS Behav
Volume22
Issue6
Pagination1826-1834
Date Published2018 Jun
ISSN1573-3254
KeywordsAdolescent, Adult, African Americans, Female, Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice, HIV Infections, Homosexuality, Male, Humans, Male, Papillomavirus Infections, Papillomavirus Vaccines, Safe Sex, Sexual Behavior, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Vaccination, Young Adult
Abstract

<p>The aim of this study was to identify risk perceptions after human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination among HIV-infected young men who have sex with men. On average, participants appropriately perceived themselves to be at lower than neutral risk for HPV (mean subscale score 4.2/10), at higher than neutral risk for other sexually transmitted infections (7.0/10), and that safer sexual behaviors were still important (8.5/10). Higher perceived risk of HPV was associated with African-American race (p = .03); higher perceived risk of other sexually transmitted infections with White race (p = .01) and higher knowledge about HPV (p = .001); and higher perceived need for safer sexual behaviors with consistent condom use (p = .02). The study provides reassuring data that HIV-infected young men who have sex with men generally have appropriate risk perceptions and believe that safer sexual behaviors after vaccination are still important. These findings mirror the results of studies in HIV-infected young women and HIV-uninfected adolescents.</p>

DOI10.1007/s10461-017-1710-0
Alternate JournalAIDS Behav
PubMed ID28220313
PubMed Central IDPMC5563486
Grant ListU01 HD040463 / HD / NICHD NIH HHS / United States
U01 HD040533 / HD / NICHD NIH HHS / United States
U01 HD040474 / HD / NICHD NIH HHS / United States
U01 HD 040533 / / National Institute of Child Health and Human Development /
UM1CA121974 / / National Cancer Institute /
U01 HD 040474 / / National Institute of Child Health and Human Development /
P50 CA121974 / CA / NCI NIH HHS / United States
UM1 CA121947 / CA / NCI NIH HHS / United States