The aim of this study was to examine STI testing and self-reported diagnoses among men who have sex with men (MSM) in Scotland. Cross-sectional survey of seven Glasgow gay bars in July 2010 (N=822, 62% response rate); 693 are included in the analyses. 81.8% reported ever having had an STI test; 37.4% had tested in the previous 6 months. 13.2% reported having an STI in the previous 12 months. The adjusted odds of having ever tested were significantly higher for men who had 6+ sexual partners in the previous 12 months (AOR=2.66), a maximum sexual health knowledge score (2.23), and had talked to an outreach worker/participated in counselling (1.96), and lower for men reporting any high-risk UAI in the previous 12 months (0.51).
- sexual health
- sexually transmitted infections
- gay men
McDaid, L. M., Li, J., Knussen, C., & Flowers, P. (2013). Sexually transmitted infection testing and self-reported diagnoses among a community sample of men who have sex with men, in Scotland. Sexually Transmitted Infections, 89(3), 223-230. https://doi.org/10.1136/sextrans-2012-050605