This study surveyed 430 men at an urban gay pride celebration to assess fatalism, current life satisfaction, and perceived expected years of life among men who have sex with men.
Analyses showed that men who engaged in unprotected anal intercourse outside of exclusive relationships reported a greater fatalistic outlook, were more dissatisfied with life, and perceived a shorter life for themselves than men who practiced only safer sex and men who were in exclusive relationships.
Gay men in exclusive relationships scored higher than nonexclusively partnered gay men on the measure of current life satisfaction.
These results suggest that efforts to prevent HIV infection among gay men should include building personal self-worth, support of long-term relationships, and future goal orientations.
Mots-clés Pascal : Homosexualité, Comportement sexuel, Prise risque, SIDA, Virose, Infection, Qualité vie, Satisfaction, Attitude, Homme, Mâle, Immunopathologie, Immunodéficit
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Homosexuality, Sexual behavior, Risk taking, AIDS, Viral disease, Infection, Quality of life, Satisfaction, Attitude, Human, Male, Immunopathology, Immune deficiency
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0426878
Code Inist : 002B06D01. Création : 19/12/1997.