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Title: Attachment Styles, Condomless Sex, and Drugs in HIV-Positive Gay and Bisexual Men
Author: Fumaz, Carmina R.  
Muñoz-Moreno, Jose A.  
Ferrer, Maria Jose
Ornelas, Arelly
Coll, Pep
Clotet Sala, Bonaventura  
Others: Hospital Universitari Germans Trias i Pujol
Fundació Lluita contra la SIDA
Universitat Oberta de Catalunya. Estudis de Psicologia i Ciències de l'Educació
Institut de Recerca de la Sida (IrsiCaixa)
Keywords: HIV-infection
gay and bisexual men
attachment styles
health care
Issue Date: 22-Jun-2019
Publisher: Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy
Citation: Fumaz, C.R., Muñoz-Moreno, J.A., Ferrer, M.J., Ornelas, A., Coll, J. & Clotet, B. (2020). Attachment Styles, Condomless Sex, and Drugs in HIV-Positive Gay and Bisexual Men. Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy, 46(1), 35-42. doi: 10.1080/0092623X.2019.1626308
Published in: 46;1
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Abstract: This study evaluated whether attachment styles might be related to condomless sex, use of drugs, and adherence to antiretroviral treatment (ART) in 400 HIV-positive gay and bisexual men (GBM). With the Relationship Questionnaire, 160 men were classified as securely attached and 240 as insecurely attached (88 dismissive, 79 preoccupied, and 73 fearful). Insecurely attached GBM had more condomless sex (p = 0.04), and used more cocaine (p = 0.001), ecstasy (p = 0.03), GHB (p = 0.04), and ketamine (p = 0.04). No differences were observed in adherence to ART. Dismissively attached GBM reported more condomless sex and use of drugs than preoccupied and fearfully attached GBM. The perspective of attachment might enrich the interventions to promote heath care in GBM.
Language: English
ISSN: 0092-623XMIAR
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