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Gay-Related Rejection Sensitivity as a Risk Factor for Condomless Sex.

TitleGay-Related Rejection Sensitivity as a Risk Factor for Condomless Sex.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsWang, Katie, and John E. Pachankis
JournalAIDS and behavior
Date Published2015 Oct 12
AbstractGay-related rejection sensitivity has been linked to numerous adverse health outcomes, but its relationship to condomless sex remains unexamined. The present study investigated the role of gay-related rejection sensitivity as a predictor of condomless sex. Gay and bisexual men completed questionnaires measuring rejection sensitivity and condom use self-efficacy as well as a timeline followback interview regarding past 90-day sexual behaviors. Gay-related rejection sensitivity was positively associated with the number of condomless anal sex acts with casual partners, and condom use self-efficacy mediated this association. These findings have important implications for effective HIV prevention efforts among this at-risk population.
Alternate JournalAIDS Behav

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