Estimating population distribution and HIV prevalence among homosexual and bisexual men

Madeddu, Daniel, Grulich, Andrew, Richters, Juliet, Ferris, Jason, Grierson, Jeffrey, Smith, Anthony, Allan, Brent and Prestage, Garrett (2006) Estimating population distribution and HIV prevalence among homosexual and bisexual men. Sexual Health, 3 1: 37-43. doi:10.1071/SH05034


Author Madeddu, Daniel
Grulich, Andrew
Richters, Juliet
Ferris, Jason
Grierson, Jeffrey
Smith, Anthony
Allan, Brent
Prestage, Garrett
Title Estimating population distribution and HIV prevalence among homosexual and bisexual men
Journal name Sexual Health   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1448-5028
1449-8987
Publication date 2006
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1071/SH05034
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 3
Issue 1
Start page 37
End page 43
Total pages 7
Place of publication Collingwood, VIC, Australia
Publisher C S I R O Publishing
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Objectives: To estimate the extent of the homosexual and bisexual male population in inner Sydney and HIV prevalence within this population.

Methods: Data from the 2000/2001 Sydney Gay Community Periodic Survey (SGCPS) and the Australian Study of Health and Relationships were used.

Results: A re-analysis of responses from men in some inner east and inner west postcode areas of Sydney indicated that: the proportion of men who identified as homosexual or bisexual ranged from 4.4% to 48.1%; from 9.8% to 51.5% of men reported same-sex experiences during their lifetime; and 12.9% to 52.8% of men had ever experienced feelings of same-sex attraction. HIV prevalence among respondents to the SGCPS in these same areas varied from 9.1% to 21.3%.

Conclusion: These findings indicate elevated proportions of men with same-sex identity, experience or attraction living in these inner Sydney locations compared with other geographic areas and illustrate how gay communities cluster.
Keyword Bisexuality
Gay men
Homosexuality
Population size
Sex behaviour
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: Institute for Social Science Research - Publications
 
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