Among 11,191 sexually active MSM, 76% reported a casual male partner. Lower number of casual partners was associated with black race, Hispanic ethnicity, and having a main sex partner in the previous year.
Factors associated with a higher number included gay identity, exchange sex, both injection and non-injection drug use.
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The fear of coming out and being discriminated against for sexual orientation and gender identities, can lead to depression, post traumatic stress disorder, thoughts of suicide and substance abuse.
Data are from the first MSM cycle of the National HIV Behavioral Surveillance system, conducted from 2003 to 2005.
Relationships between number of casual male sex partners within the previous year and demographic information, self-reported HIV status, and risk behaviors were determined through regression models.
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