Table 2

Frequency and proportion of number of sex partners, all reported sexual practices with up to three last partners in last 6 months by HIV status

% (no.)
VariableNot known if HIV-positiveHIV-positivep Value
Number of sex partners in last 6 months (n=1826)(n=1311)(n=515)<0.001
 1 partner15.9 (209)27.9 (144)
 2–5 partners47.2 (618)33.8 (174)
 6–10 partners19.5 (256)17.3 (89)
 ≥11 partners17.4 (228)21.0 (108)
Sexual practices with up to three last partners in last 6 months (n=1860)(n=1330)(n=530)
Insertive anal intercourse<0.001
 None32.7 (435)46.2 (245)
 Always with a condom (PIAI)13.2 (175)14.3 (76)
 Not always with a condom (UIAI)54.1 (720)39.4 (209)
Receptive anal intercourse0.001
 None36.1 (480)30.6 (162)
 Always with a condom (PRAI)11.7 (156)17.9 (95)
 Not always with a condom (URAI)52.2 (694)51.5 (273)
Insertive oral intercourse82.6 (1098)74.2 (393)<0.001
Receptive oral intercourse84.0 (1117)80.0 (424)0.040
Ejaculate in the mouth42.7 (410)48.1 (225)0.053
Passive anilingus49.6 (659)49.6 (236)0.977
Active anilingus39.4 (524)40.2 (213)0.753
Receptive fisting3.5 (47)6.4 (34)0.006
Insertive fisting5.3 (71)11.1 (59)<0.001
Partner used saliva as lubricant0.063
 No36.5 (344)32.1 (161)
 Yes56.2 (529)57.5 (288)
 Did not remember7.3 (69)10.4 (52)
  • PIAI, protected insertive anal intercourse; PRAI, protected receptive anal intercourse; UIAI, unprotected insertive anal intercourse; URAI, unprotected receptive anal intercourse.