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Email:jeb.jones@emory.edu Email: psulli1@emory.edu

JJ and PSS contributed to the study design, data collection, data analysis, interpretation of results, and preparation of the manuscript. Both authors read and approved the final manuscript.

This work was facilitated by the Center for AIDS Research at Emory University (P30AI050409).

The authors declare that they have no competing interests.


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This work was facilitated by the Center for AIDS Research at Emory University (P30AI050409).


  • Science & Technology
  • Multidisciplinary Sciences
  • Science & Technology - Other Topics
  • Delay discounting
  • Men who have sex with men
  • HIV
  • Condomless anal intercourse
  • MEN

Age-dependent effects in the association between monetary delay discounting and risky sexual behavior


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Volume 5, Number 1


, Pages 852-852

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Background: Monetary delay discounting is a measure of impulsivity associated with substance use and abuse, problem gambling, and other health-related outcomes. More recently, delay discounting has been shown to be associated with risky sexual behavior. We analyzed survey data from men who have sex with men who completed a monetary discounting task and reported sexual behaviors in the previous 12 months. Findings: Monetary delay discounting was associated with condomless anal intercourse among young (18–24 years), but not older, men who have sex with men. Conclusions: Monetary delay discounting may identify young men at increased risk of engaging in HIV risk behaviors.

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