Table 1

Sample demographics and results from logistic regression bivariate analyses (total=331)

Sample demographics
N %
Sexual orientation
 Same gender loving6519.6
 Gay/homosexual17552.9
 Bisexual8224.8
 Heterosexual92.7
Sexual identity disclosure (ie, outness)
 Not out about sexual identity206.1
 Sometimes out about sexual identity11434.5
 Completely out about sexual identity19659.4
STI testing results
 Tested positive for rectal chlamydia and/or gonorrhoea5115.4
  Tested positive for rectal chlamydia only3111.2
  Tested positive for rectal gonorrhoea only146.0
  Tested positive for both rectal chlamydia and gonorrhoea61.8
 Past 3-month STI symptoms30.9
 Past 3-month STI diagnosis20.6
 Past 12-month physical examination22266.8
Past 3-month sex with man
 Yes28586.1
 No4613.9
Number of male anal sex partners (3 months)M=3.11 SD=5.88 Range=0–80
Number of condomless anal intercourse acts (3 months)M=4.38 SD=9.63 Range=0–71
Bivariate logistic regression models testing associations with rectal STI diagnosis
OR 95% CI P value
Number of male sex partners (3 months)0.980.94 to 1.020.29
Number of condomless anal intercourse acts (3 months)0.990.93 to 1.050.77
Sexual orientation disclosure—what was ref category?0.960.59 to 1.570.88
Bivariate logistic regression models testing associations with antibody HIV test diagnosis
OR 95% CI P value
Number of male sex partners (3 months)0.990.92 to 1.070.89
Number of condomless anal intercourse acts (3 months)0.940.86 to 1.030.20
Sexual orientation disclosure1.550.75 to 3.230.24
  • In all bivariate models, the dependent variable was lab-confirmed negative (coded 0) or positive (coded 1) rectal chlamydia or gonorrhoea result. ‘Number of male sex partners’ was the number of different men a participant reported having anal sex with in the past 3 months; ‘number of condomless anal intercourse acts‘ was the number of condomless anal intercourse acts reported in the past 3 months; ‘sexual orientation disclosure’ measured whether men were completely closeted, closeted to some or out to everyone about their sexual orientation (higher scores indicate more outness); reference category was 0, ‘completely closeted’.

  • M, mean.