Table 2

 Characteristics of participants who were and were not tested previously for HIV

CharacteristicsPreviously tested for HIV (n = 568)Previously not tested for HIV (n = 477)p valueTotal (n = 1045)
n (%)n (%)n (%)
Type of last sexual partner
    Stable182 (32.3)116 (24.6)0.04298 (28.8)
    Casual215 (38.2)208 (44.2)423 (40.9)
    Anonymous132 (23.4)121 (25.7)253 (24.5)
    Commercial34 (6.0)26 (5.5)60 (5.8)
Unprotected sex last intercourse
    Anal insertive unprotected intercourse98 (48.0)74 (53.6)0.31172 (50.3)
    Anal receptive unprotected intercourse138 (46.9)160 (57.8)0.01298 (52.2)
    Vaginal unprotected intercourse12 (50.0)18 (85.7)0.0130 (66.7)
HIV status of the last sexual partner
    HIV positive10 (1.8)3 (0.6)<0.00113 (1.3)
    HIV negative191 (34.5)90 (19.1)281 (27.4)
    Unknown HIV status353 (63.7)377 (80.2)730 (71.3)
Discussed about HIV with last sexual partner
    Yes268 (48.4)146 (31.3)<0.001414 (40.4)
    No286 (51.6)324 (68.9)610 (59.6)
Self-reported STIs symptoms during the last year
    Dysuria118 (21.0)102 (21.9)0.72220 (21.4)
    Urethral/anal discharge42 (7.5)45 (9.7)0.2187 (8.5)
    Genital ulcers in penis or anus57 (10.1)50 (10.8)0.74107 (10.4)
STIs diagnosed by a health provider during the last year
    Gonorrhoea25 (4.6)18 (3.9)0.5943 (4.3)
    Chlamydia9 (1.7)4 (0.9)0.2713 (1.3)
    Syphilis21 (3.9)8 (1.7)0.0529 (2.9)
    Herpes in penis or anus35 (6.2)23 (4.9)0.3858 (5.6)