Characteristics Associated with Trust in and Disclosure of Sexual Behavior to Primary Care Providers among Gay, Bisexual, and Other Men Who Have Sex with Men in the United States

Christopher B. Stults, Christian Grov, Kathryn Anastos, Elizabeth A. Kelvin, Viraj V. Patel

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Abstract

Characteristics associated with having a primary care provider (PCP), patient-provider trust, and sexual behavior disclosure were examined among men who have sex with men (MSM). Methods: MSM (N = 4239) were surveyed regarding demographic, behavioral, and medical characteristics. Multivariable logistic regression analyses were used. Results: Among 86.3% of MSM with a PCP, characteristics associated with lower patient-provider trust included younger age, Asian, bisexual, HIV-negative-not-on-pre-exposure prophylaxis, HIV-unknown, and lower medical literacy; with nondisclosure: Asian, bisexual, straight, HIV-negative, HIV-unknown, fewer partners, recruitment source, lower medical literacy, and lower patient-provider trust. Conclusion: Medical literacy and patient-provider trust are promising points of intervention to improve health outcomes among MSM.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)208-213
Number of pages6
JournalLGBT Health
Volume7
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2020

Keywords

  • disclosure
  • gay and bisexual men
  • men who have sex with men
  • patient-provider trust
  • primary care providers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Urology

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