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Table 1 Demographic and sexual behavior data (N = 200) a

From: HIV serostatus disclosure is not associated with safer sexual behavior among HIV-positive men who have sex with men (MSM) and their partners at risk for infection in Bangkok, Thailand

Demographics
Age, years, n (%)
   ≤25 57 (28.5)
   26 – 30 64 (32.0)
   31 – 35 37 (18.5)
   >35 42 (21.0)
Education level, n (%)
   High school and below 37 (18.5)
   Vocational/technical training 25 (12.5)
   College or above 134 (67.0)
Monthly income, n (%)b
   <10,000 Thai baht 61 (30.5)
   10,000-20,000 Thai baht 81 (40.5)
   >20,000 Thai baht 48 (24.0)
Occupation, n (%)
   Student 29 (14.8)
   Employed 142 (72.4)
   Unemployed 23 (11.7)
   Retired 2 (1.0)
Current household, n (%)
   Living with spouse or primary partner 30 (15.0)
   Living with roommate(s) 35 (17.5)
   Living with relatives 68 (34.0)
Years since HIV diagnosis, n (%)
   0 – 1 year 93 (50.5)
   2 – 4 years 52 (26.0)
   5 or more years 39 (19.5)
Current CD4 count, cells/mm3, n (%)
   ≤ 200 28 (14.0)
   201 – 350 62 (31.0)
   351 – 500 55 (27.5)
   > 500 30 (15.0)
Current anti-retroviral use, n (%) 66 (33.0)
History of AIDS-defining illness, n (%)c 32 (16.0)
Sexual identity and behavior
Sexual orientation, n (%)
   Homosexual 171 (85.5)
   Bisexual 16 (8.0)
   Uncertain of sexuality 4 (3.0)
Number of male sexual partners in the past 3 months, n (%)d
   1 103 (51.5)
   2-5 73 (36.5)
   6-10 10 (5.0)
   >10 11 (5.5)
Type of most recent sexual partnere
   Primary or main partner 93 (51.1)
   Secondary partner 89 (48.9)
HIV serostatus of most recent sexual partner
   Known HIV-positive 35 (19.2)
   Known HIV-negative 48 (26.4)
   Serostatus-unknown 99 (54.4)
Disclosure of HIV status to most recent sexual partner, n (%)e
   Disclosure of HIV-positive status 52 (26.0)
   No disclosure 121 (60.5)
   Disclosure of HIV-negative or unknown status 11 (5.5)
   Disclosure by someone else 1 (0.5)
Partner awareness of subject’s HIV-positive statuse
   Partner aware of HIV-positive status 56 (28.0)
   Partner unaware 125 (62.5)
   Uncertain of partner’s awareness 9 (4.5)
Unprotected intercourse, n (%)g
   Unprotected anal intercourse 32 (17.2)
   Unprotected oral intercourse 129 (70.9)
  1. aAll percentages presented were calculated using N = 200 to include non-responders.
  2. bAverage monthly household income in Thailand in 2007 was 18,660 baht, or approximately 570 USD (National Statistical Office, 2008).
  3. cCenters for Disease Control and Prevention Classification.
  4. dNo female sexual partners were reported.
  5. ePrimary or main partners were partners whom one lives with or spends a lot of time with, and to whom one feels an emotional commitment. Secondary partners were all non-primary sexual partners.
  6. fPartner awareness was assessed by the question, “Did your most recent sexual partner know you are infected with HIV before you had sex?”. Disclosure was assessed with the follow-up question, “Did you discuss your HIV status with this person before you had sex?”.