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Heterosexual men who purchase sex and attended an STI clinic in Israel: characteristics and sexual behavior

Overview of attention for article published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research, June 2018
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Title
Heterosexual men who purchase sex and attended an STI clinic in Israel: characteristics and sexual behavior
Published in
Israel Journal of Health Policy Research, June 2018
DOI 10.1186/s13584-018-0213-4
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Authors

Rivka Rich, Alex Leventhal, Rivka Sheffer, Zohar Mor

Abstract

Commercial sex shares a role in HIV and sexually transmitted infections (STI) transmission. Men who pay for sex (MPS) may transmit HIV/STI to other populations which are low-risk. This study aimed to test our hypothesis that MPS engage in high-risk sexual behaviors associated with HIV/STI transmission more so than non-MPS. This cross-sectional study included heterosexual men who attended an STI clinic between 2003 and 2010. Demographic, clinical, behavioral and laboratory data were compared between MPS and non-MPS to identify factors associated with high-risk sexual behavior and STI-burden. Of the first visits of 6156 heterosexual men who attended the STI-clinic during the study period, 1649 (26.7%) were MPS. MPS were more commonly older, married and non-Israeli born compared with non-MPS. MPS were more likely to engage in risk-behaviors associated with HIV/STI-transmission, including a greater number of lifetime sexual partners, substance use and previous STI diagnoses. Determinants associated with STI-diagnoses at the current visit included being non-Israeli born, presenting with STI symptoms, reporting a greater number of lifetime sexual partners and having sexual encounters with non-Israeli individuals. Approximately 25% of all men who attended the clinic were MPS. They were more likely to engage in risk-behaviors associated with HIV/STI transmission compared to non-MPS. These findings highlight the need to establish interventions for MPS that both continue to encourage condom use and address the potential perils pertaining to risky sexual behaviors.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 17 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Other 5 29%
Student > Master 4 24%
Student > Ph. D. Student 3 18%
Student > Bachelor 1 6%
Researcher 1 6%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 3 18%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 3 18%
Medicine and Dentistry 3 18%
Psychology 2 12%
Social Sciences 2 12%
Arts and Humanities 1 6%
Other 2 12%
Unknown 4 24%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 4. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 18 October 2018.
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#3,962,875
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#82
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#99,441
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#1
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