This study investigated whether intact young Black MSM differed from their circumcised counterparts regarding condom use behaviors and perceptions and HIV/Chlamydia/gonorrhea. Young Black MSM completed a self-interview, including a pictorial item assessing circumcision status and measures of condom use. Twenty-seven percent of 388 participants reported not being circumcised. With one exception, no associations tested approached significance. The mean frequency of unprotected insertive anal sex for circumcised men was about twice as high compared to those intact (P = .04). Intact young Black MSM did not differ from circumcised men relative to prevalence of STIs (including HIV) or condom use behaviors as reported only by insertive partners.

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Published in AIDS and Behavior, v. 20, issue 11, p. 2538-2542.

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This is a post-peer-review, pre-copyedit version of an article published in AIDS and Behavior. The final authenticated version is available online at: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10461-015-1212-x.

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This study was funded by a Grant from the National Institute of Mental Health to the first author, R01MH092226.