HIV-positive gay men choose safe sex when they have a good mood

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Experts at Columbia University have found that HIV-positive gay men tend to practice safer sex when their mood improves, as opposed to the days of the normal state … And in times of worsening sentiment contrary, they are prone to unsafe sexual relations.

Researchers observed during six weeks more than one hundred sexually active HIV-positive homosexuals in New York. Overall, 66% of study participants reported having unprotected anal intercourse in the previous two months. 81% had unprotected sex with multiple partners.

They found that gay men who reported an improvement in their mood this week, is likely to prefer safe sex (66%), compared to those who were in a “normal” mood (46%). A gay, subject to depression, continued to take risks in their sex lives (69%).

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