After correction for partner and partnership characteristics the effect of online/offline dating on UAI among HIV-positive MSM was reduced and no longer significant.
Online dating was not significantly associated with UAI among HIV-negative MSM.
Men having sex with men (MSM) frequently use the Internet to find sex partners.
A Asian AKA Also Known As Avatar small picture used to represent a person B Black BBW Big Beautiful Woman BDSM Bondage/Discipline/Sadomasochism Bi Bisexual C Christian CPL Couple D Divorced D&D free, D/D free, D/D or DD Drug and Disease free DTE Down to Earth Exing Unable to get over an ex F2F Face to Face FAQ Frequently Asked Questions F Female Ft M Female-to-Male transgendered FWB Friends with Benefits FYI For Your Information G Gay GBM Gay Black Male LGBT or GLBT Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgendered GLBTQIA Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgendered, Questioning, Intersexed and Ally GSOH Good Sense of Humor GWM Gay White Male H Hispanic HNG Horny Net Geek HWP Height/Weight Proportionate IR Interracial IRL In Real Life ISO In Search Of J Jewish K Kids L Lesbian LD Light Drinker LDR Long Distance Relationship LDS Latter Day Saints (Mormon)LS Legally Separated, or Light Smoker M Male MBA Married but Available MBC Married Black Couple MM Marriage Minded MSM Man Seeking Men, or men who have sex with men MSW Man Seeking Women Mt F Male-to-Female transgendered MWC Married White Couple NA Native American NBM Never Been Married ND or N/D Non-Drinker, No Drinking, or No Drugs Neg a backhanded compliment N/Drugs No drugs NK or N/K No kids NS or N/S Non-Smoker NSA No Strings Attached NRE New Relationship Energy P Professional, or Parent PA Personal Attachment or Pleasing Appendage Pan Pansexual Pansexual interested in all sexes, genders, and gender identities Peacocking attracting attention through props and clothing PC Politically Correct, Personal Computer PDA Public Display of Affection Poly Polyamory POSSLQ Person of Opposite Sex Sharing Living Quarters RL Real Life, i.e.Background Men having sex with men (MSM) frequently use the Internet to find sex partners.We examined the association between unprotected anal intercourse (UAI) with partners dated online and with partners dated offline (met elsewhere), and examined whether differences can be explained by self-perceived HIV status of the index and knowledge of partnership characteristics.Men were eligible for participation if they reported sexual contact with men during the six months preceding the STI consultation, they were at least 18 years old, and could understand written Dutch or English.
Individuals could participate more than once, if subsequent visits to the clinic were related to a possible new STI episode.Included in this analysis were men who reported sexual contact with at least one casual partner dated online as well one casual partner dated offline.