Examining racial and ethnic minority differences among YMSM during recruitment for an online HIV prevention intervention study

Steve N. Du Bois, Sarah E. Johnson, Brian Mustanski*

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Abstract

HIV disproportionately affects racial and ethnic minority young men who have sex with men (YMSM). HIV prevention research does not include these YMSM commensurate to their HIV burden. We examined racial and ethnic differences during a unique three-step recruitment process for an online, YMSM HIV prevention intervention study (N = 660). Step one was completed in-person; steps two and three online. Fewer Black and Latino YMSM completed step two-initiating online participation-than White YMSM. Internet use frequency accounted for the Latino versus White difference in initiating online participation, but not the Black versus White difference. Future online HIV prevention interventions recruiting diverse YMSM should focus on initiating online engagement among Black participants.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1430-1435
Number of pages6
JournalAIDS and behavior
Volume16
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2012

Keywords

  • HIV prevention
  • Keep it Up!
  • Online intervention
  • Research engagement
  • YMSM

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Infectious Diseases

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