Table 1

Demographic of 1610 men who have sex with men included in the analysis

CharacteristicsOverall
(n=1610)
HIV positive
(n=303)
HIV negative
(n=1307)
P value
n%n%n%
Median age (IQR) years24.1
(20.8–30.0)
24.1
(21.0–28.7)
24.1
(20.8–30.5)
0.48
Site<0.001
 Bangkok67642.016454.151239.2
 Chiang Mai54133.66120.148036.7
 Hat Yai1529.4175.613510.3
 Pattaya city24115.06120.118013.8
Marital status0.19
 Single1158/159872.5218/30172.4940/129772.5
 Living together with male partner381/159823.877/30125.6304/129723.4
 Married to a woman59/15983.76/3012.053/12974.1
Highest education0.46
 Lower than high school325/159420.468/29922.7257/129519.9
 High school638/159440.0120/29940.1518/129540.0
 Higher than high school631/159439.6111/29927.1520/129540.2
Main occupation0.06
 Unemployed97/15986.125/3008.372/12985.6
 Student486/159830.476/30025.3410/129831.6
 Sex worker707/159844.2133/30044.3574/129844.2
 Employed, other than sex worker308/159819.366/30022.0242/129818.6
Income>10 000 THB (US$320) per month672/138348.6124/26447.0548/111949.00.56
Median age (IQR) of first sexual intercourse17
(15–19)
17
(15–19)
17
(15–19)
0.22
Male circumcision186/139113.425/24010.4161/115114.00.14
Number of sexual partners in the past 6 months0.34
 No sexual partner30/16031.97/3002.323/13031.8
 Single partner308/160319.259/30019.7249/130319.1
 Multiple partners870/160354.3150/30050.0720/130355.3
 Refuse to answer395/160324.684/30028.0311/130323.9
Unprotected sex in the past 6 months1261/158679.5252/29884.61009/128878.30.02
Illicit drug used in the past 6 months599/153039.2100/27836.0499/125239.90.23
Self-reported STIs in the past 6 months<0.001
 No977/154663.2146/29150.2831/125566.2
 Yes106/15466.921/2917.285/12556.8
 Not sure463/154629.9124/29142.6339/125527.0
Group sex in the past 6 months207/152013.647/28616.4160/123413.00.12
Overall CT infections34921.711136.623818.2<0.001
 Pharyngeal CT483.0175.6312.40.003
 Rectal CT24215.08829.015411.8<0.001
 Urethral CT1127.0299.6836.40.04
Overall NG infections24915.59130.015812.1<0.001
 Pharyngeal NG1106.8258.3856.50.28
 Rectal NG1509.36822.4826.3<0.001
 Urethral NG563.5227.3342.6<0.001
  • CT, Chlamydia trachomatis; NG, Neisseria gonorrhoeae; STIs, sexually transmitted infections; THB, Thai baht.