(1) i’m definitely not HIV-infected; (2) i do believe that i’m HIV-infected that I am not HIV-infected; (3) I do not know; (4) I think I may be HIV-infected; (5) I know for sure. We categorised this into HIV-negative (1,2), unknown (3), and HIV-positive (4,5) status. The questionnaire enquired concerning the HIV status of every intercourse partner utilizing the concern: ‘Do you understand whether this partner is HIV-infected? ’ with comparable response options as above. Perceived concordance in HIV status within partnerships had been categorised because; (1) concordant; (2) discordant; (3) unknown. The category that is last all partnerships where in fact the participant would not know his or her own status, or even the status of their partner, or both. In this research the HIV status of this participant is self-reported and self-perceived. The HIV status associated with partner that is sexual as observed by the participant.
To be able to explore feasible disclosure of HIV status we additionally asked the participant if the sex that is casual knew the HIV status of this participant, with all the response options: (1) no, (2) possibly, (3) yes. Sexual behaviour with every partner ended up being dichotomised as: (1) no anal sex or only safeguarded rectal intercourse, and (2) unprotected intercourse that is anal. To look for the subculture, we asked whether or not the participant characterised himself or their lovers as owned by a number of associated with subcultures/lifestyles that are following casual, formal, alternate, drag, leather-based, armed forces, activities, trendy, punk/skinhead, rubber/lycra, gothic, bear, jeans, skater, or, if none among these faculties had been relevant, other. Concordant lifestyle ended up being categorised as: (1) concordant; (2) discordant. 继续阅读HIV status of this participant ended up being acquired by asking issue ‘Do you understand regardless if you are HIV infected? ’, with five solution choices