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The Gay Men Sex Studies: prevalence of sexual dysfunctions in Belgian HIV+ gay men

Authors Vansintejan J, Janssen J, Van De Vijver E, Vandevoorde J, Devroey D

Received 12 February 2013

Accepted for publication 22 March 2013

Published 26 April 2013 Volume 2013:5 Pages 89—96

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/HIV.S43962

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Johan Vansintejan, Joris Janssen, Erwin Van De Vijver, Jan Vandevoorde, Dirk Devroey

Department of Family Medicine, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), Brussels, Belgium

Abstract: The aim of this Internet-based survey was to investigate the prevalence and associated predictors of sexual dysfunctions in Belgian self-reported HIV-positive men who have sex with other men. Of the 72 participants, 56% had a mild-to-severe erectile dysfunction, and 15% reported a hypoactive sexual desire disorder. The prevalence of premature ejaculation and anodyspareunia was 18% for both. Independent predictors for erectile dysfunction were frequency of masturbation, frequency of sex with partner, use of erectile enhancement drugs, having a passive sex role, and not having a steady relationship. Independent predictors for hypoactive sexual desire disorder were frequency of masturbation and having a lower lifetime number of sexual partners. Independent predictors for premature ejaculation were not having a steady relationship, having a lower lifetime number of sexual partners, and a lower level of education. The only independent predictor for anodyspareunia was having an active sex role.

Keywords: homosexuality/male, sexual dysfunction, HIV, epidemiology

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