Table 2

Reports of having seriously considered, attempted and succeeded in adopting behaviours during the interval immediately following a new STI diagnosis or treatment, men (n=340)

Did not consider, attempt or successfully adoptSeriously considered the behaviour*Attempted to adopt the behaviour†Succeeded in adopting the behaviour
No. (%)No. (%)No. (%)No. (%)
Abstaining from sex until adequately treated6 (1.8)6 (1.8)24 (7.1)304 (89.4)
Abstaining from sex with potentially exposed partner until the person was tested for HIV and other STIs53 (15.6)13 (3.8)37 (10.9)237 (69.7)
Discussing the risks with a partner who was possibly exposed14 (4.1)30 (8.8)15 (4.4)281 (82.7)
Telling a potentially exposed partner to seek an STI examination14 (4.1)36 (10.6)6 (1.8)284 (83.5)
Breaking up with a partner who exposed participant to STI103 (30.8)61 (18.2)40 (11.9)131 (39.1)
Discussing with a partner the risks of infecting each other with HIV/STIs26 (7.7)25 (7.4)10 (3.0)277 (82.0)
Abstaining from sex when drinking or using drugs115 (34.5)16 (4.8)32 (9.6)170 (51.1)
  • *Among those not reporting having attempted or succeeded in adopting the behaviour.

  • †Among those not reporting having succeeded in adopting the behaviour.

  • STI, sexually transmitted infection.