Lubricant use among men who have sex with men reporting anal intercourse in Bangkok, Thailand: Impact of HIV status and implications for prevention
This study measured prevalence and correlates of consistent lubricant use during anal sex among men who have sex with men in Bangkok, Thailand, a population among whom HIV incidence is very high. A key finding was a high rate of reported consistent lubricant use that was associated with reported consistent condom use with casual partners while binge drinking and paying for sex. Reported inconsistent condom use with casual and steady partners was negatively associated with lubricant use. Lubricant use is part of the best practice package for HIV prevention among men having sex with men, and programs should consider further promotion among this population.