(1) i will be most certainly not HIV-infected; (2) i believe that i will be perhaps not HIV-infected; (3) i really do perhaps not understand; (4) i do believe i might be HIV-infected; (5) i understand without a doubt that i’m HIV-infected. We categorised this into HIV-negative (1,2), unknown (3), and HIV-positive (4,5) status. The questionnaire enquired concerning the HIV status of every intercourse partner because of the relevant concern: ‘Do you realize whether this partner is HIV-infected? ’ with comparable solution options as above. Perceived concordance in HIV status within partnerships had been categorised because; (1) concordant; (2) discordant; (3) unknown. The final category represents all partnerships in which the participant would not understand their own status, or the status of their partner, or both. In this research the HIV status for the participant is self-reported and self-perceived. The HIV status of this partner that is sexual as observed by the participant.
To be able to explore feasible disclosure of HIV status we also asked the participant perhaps the sex that is casual knew the HIV status for the participant, because of the solution choices: (1) no, (2) possibly, (3) yes. Intimate behaviour with every partner ended up being dichotomised as: (1) no rectal intercourse or only safeguarded anal intercourse, and (2) unprotected intercourse that is anal. To look for the subculture, we asked whether or not the participant characterised himself or their lovers as owned by several associated with the after subcultures/lifestyles: casual, formal, alternate, drag, leather-based, armed forces, recreations, trendy, punk/skinhead, rubber/lycra, gothic, bear, jeans, skater, or, if none of the traits had been relevant, other.