ASHM Report Back
Clinical posts from members and guests of the Australasian Society for HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Sexual Health Medicine (ASHM) from various international medical and scientific conferences on HIV, AIDS, viral hepatitis, and sexual health.
Predictors of HIV Status Disclosure among Sample of Recently HIV-Diagnosed Gay Men in Australia
Most likely, in order: gay friends, straight friends, casual partners, immediate family, work colleagues, other family.
52% disclose within 6 months of diagnosis.
Younger were more likely to disclose to immediate family, but not gay friends or casual partners.
More contact with people who had died of AIDS were more likely to disclose their status.
Support from peers was associated with more likely to disclose their status.
Peer support was the only factor associated with employing methods to alter sexual behaviour to prevent onward transmission.
Peer support was the only factor associated with likelihood of disclosure across the board.