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The more sex partners gay Vancouver men have, the better they are at practicing safe sex: study

Monday, 12 September 2016 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Social Media, Gay Men, Sexual Health, Sex and Sexuality , Revolving Door, Guest Authors

The study found that the men with the most sex partners were also the best at employing strategies to prevent HIV transmission

The more sex partners gay Vancouver men have, the better they are at practicing safe sex: study

This article by Megan Devin previously appeared at CBC.ca. You can read the complete story here.

A new study has found that gay and bisexual men with more sexual partners are better at practicing safe sex.

The research out of the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS debunks a common myth that being more promiscuous puts you more at risk for the virus.

"I think we hear that time and time again... 'If people just reduce how many sex partners they have,'" said Nathan Lachowsky, one of the study's authors, on CBC's The Early Edition. "But it really it only takes one partner and one sexual act to transmit any kind of STI."

The study divided the Vancouver men in its sample into groups based on the number of sex partners they'd had in the past six months. It then asked them about which seroadaptive strategies they practiced — "sero" means blood and "adaptive" means changing one's behaviour.

"It's using knowledge of HIV status and HIV transmission to make a decision to alter sexual behaviours to reduce the risk of transmission," he explained.

This article by Megan Devin previously appeared at CBC.ca. You can read the complete story here.

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