Condom use in men who have sex with men: A literature review

Neville, S. and Adams, J. (2009) Condom use in men who have sex with men: A literature review. Contemporary Nurse, 33 2: 130-139.

Author Neville, S.
Adams, J.
Title Condom use in men who have sex with men: A literature review
Journal name Contemporary Nurse   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1037-6178
Publication date 2009-10
Year available 2009
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 33
Issue 2
Start page 130
End page 139
Total pages 10
Editor Jenny Gibson
Place of publication Australia
Publisher eContent Management Pty Ltd
Collection year 2010
Language eng
Subject C1
110309 Infectious Diseases
111099 Nursing not elsewhere classified
920401 Behaviour and Health
920210 Nursing
Abstract The aim of this paper is to present a review of the literature on the key issues impacting on the decisions, by men who have sex with men, to use, or not use, condoms for anal intercourse. 250 publications were accessed, reviewed, read and sorted; 200 of these were research based and 50 were opinion pieces of work. In addition, 240 of the 250 had undergone a peer review process. The review presented here shows that men who have sex with men communities are a heterogeneous group and their reasons for engaging in unprotected anal intercourse are inter-related and diverse. Six main themes related to sexual risk behaviour and condom use were identified: the availability of HIV treatments, physical issues, psychosocial issues, intentional practices, internet and substance use. Nurses need to understand these factors if they are to effect positive changes in condom use and address the complex challenges inherent in tackling increased rates of HIV infection.
Keyword gay men's health
men's health
men who have sex with men
condom use
sexual risk behaviour
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: 2010 Higher Education Research Data Collection
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