2016 Jun 23
Jones J, Sullivan PS.
Volume 5, Issue 1
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.
Monetary delay discounting was associated with condomless anal intercourse among young (18–24 years), but not older, men who have sex with men.
Monetary delay discounting may identify young men at increased risk of engaging in HIV risk behaviors.