Table 1

Key demographic characteristics of gay men in the Gay Community Periodic Surveys, 2007–9 (n=16 375)

HIV-negative men (n=14 785, 90.3%)HIV-positive men with an undetectable viral load (n=1109, 6.8%)HIV-positive men with a detectable viral load (n=481, 2.9%)
Age (mean, SD)*35.6, 11.343.6, 8.539.4, 8.7
n, %n, %n, %
Recruited from gay community social venues or events*12 361, 83.6642, 57.9268, 55.7
Recruited from clinics with gay clientele*630, 4.3304, 27.4148, 30.8
Anglo-Australian background*10 035, 67.9828, 74.7361, 75.1
Self-identified as gay or homosexual*13 207, 89.31031, 93.0446, 92.7
Most or all friends were gay men*5716, 38.7581, 52.4249, 51.8
Completed tertiary education or above*7720, 52.2478, 43.1205, 42.6
Full-time employed*10 598, 71.7625, 56.4296, 61.5
  • *p<0.001.