Nondisclosure prosecutions and HIV prevention: Results from an Ottawa-based gay men’s sex survey

Details the relationships between nondisclosure prosecutions and STI/HIV testing practices. Only a minority of survey participants reported that HIV criminal prosecutions affected their willingness to get tested for HIV, or made them afraid to speak with nurses and physicians about their sexual practices. However, that group may also be at higher risk of HIV infection, reporting higher rates of unprotected penetrative anal intercourse and internal ejaculation with (on average) a higher number of different sexual partners within the previous two months. This same group also reported less STI/HIV testing and a preference for anonymous HIV testing.