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Sexual satisfaction among men living with HIV in Europe

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This study determined risk factors for decreased sexual satisfaction among men living with HIV (MLHIV). Self-administered questionnaires were distributed consecutively to all MLHIV attending 17 European HIV treatment centres. The sample included 1,017 MLHIV, among whom 79.2% self-identified as homosexual or bisexual. Sexual satisfaction was measured for five domains of sexual functioning and 33.2% reported low satisfaction in at least one domain. Decreased sexual satisfaction was associated with psychosocial factors, i.e. depression (OR 2.77, P < 0.001), anxiety (OR 1.77, P < 0.001), stress (OR 2.27, P < 0.001) and social factors, such as low partner support (OR 2.28, P < 0.001) and experiences of HIV related discrimination (OR 1.69, P < 0.001). Discussing satisfaction with sexuality should be integrated in regular HIV care, considering patients' personal and relationship-related resources next to medical treatment if indicated.
Tijdschrift: AIDS and Behavior
ISSN: 1090-7165
Issue: 1
Volume: 16
Pagina's: 225-230
Jaar van publicatie:2012
Trefwoorden:Viral diseases, HIV, AIDS, Homosexuals, Men, Sexual behavior, Sexual dysfunction, Sexual practice, Sexuality, Psychological aspects, Mental health, Depression, Partners, Discrimination, Sexual health, Health care delivery, Europe
  • Scopus Id: 84858202285
  • PubMed Id: 21706310