Table 1

Baseline characteristics of 10 370 men who have sex with men attending the Melbourne Sexual Health Centre from 11 December 2017 to 31 December 2018

Characteristicsn (%)
Age (years)
 16–252535 (24.4)
 26–354479 (43.2)
 ≥363356 (32.4)
Country of birth
 Australia5048 (48.7)
 Overseas4847 (46.7)
 Unknown/missing475 (4.6)
Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander
 Yes98 (0.9)
 No9094 (87.7)
 Unknown/missing1178 (11.4)
Sexual practice in the last 12 months
 Had male partners only9213 (88.8)
 Had both male and female partners1157 (11.2)
Number of male sex partners in the last 12 months
 ≤44048 (39.7)
 >45185 (50.8)
 Unknown/missing970 (9.5)
Condom use with male sex partners in the last 12 months*
 Always2331 (22.5)
 Not always6367 (61.4)
 Unknown/missing1672 (16.1)
Injected drug use in the last 12 months
 No9034 (87.1)
 Yes247 (2.4)
 Unknown/missing1089 (10.5)
Ever sex worker
 No10 114 (97.5)
 Yes256 (2.5)
HIV/PrEP status
 HIV-negative, currently not on PrEP8126 (78.4)
 HIV-negative, currently on PrEP976 (9.4)
 HIV-positive1268 (12.2)
  • *Not always was defined as men who sometimes, usually or never used a condom with their male partners during anal sex in the last 12 months.

  • PrEP, HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis.