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Table 2 Risk behavior at the first and last test in 2,501 individuals undergoing repeat HIV testing a

From: Repeat HIV-testing is associated with an increase in behavioral risk among men who have sex with men: a cohort study

Risk factor/risk behavior (within 12 months prior to test) First test Last test  
Individuals reporting risk Percentage Individuals reporting risk Percentage P value using McNemar test
10 or more male partners 871/2501 34.83 % 970/2501 38.78 % <0.001
CRAI 1308/2474 52.87 % 1323/2490 53.13 % n.s.
CRAI and 5 or more male partners 859/2483 34.60 % 915/2495 36.67 % 0.028
CRAI and 10 or more male partners 488/2483 19.65 % 580/2495 23.25 % <0.001
CRAI with HIV positive male 76/2288 3.32 % 161/2422 6.65 % <0.001
CRAI with sex worker 7/2436 0.29 % 12/2467 0.49 % n.s.
CRAI with PWID 14/2437 0.57 % 40/2464 1.62 % 0.002
Gonorrhea b 141/2501 5.64 % 189/2501 7.56 % 0.004
Syphilis b 50/2501 2.00 % 47/2501 1.88 % n.s.
Any STI b 317/2501 12.67 % 348/2501 13.91 % n.s.
IDU with shared needles 9/2495 0.36 % 19/2501 0.76 % n.s.
IDU 26/2501 1.04 % 28/2501 1.12 % ns
Non-injection stimulant drug use (i.e. methamphetamine, cocaine, poppers, GHB, ketamine, XTC) 562/2501 22.47 % 759/2501 30.35 % <0.001
  1. CRAI, Condomless receptive anal intercourse; GHB, Gamma hydroxybutyrate; IQR, Interquartile range; IDU, Injection drug use; n.s., Not significant; PWID, Person who injects drugs; STI, Sexually transmitted infection; XTC, Ecstasy
  2. a Median time between first and last test 714 days (IQR, 396–1191); individuals with <180 days between tests were excluded
  3. b All self-reported diagnosis within the last 12 months