Exploring factors that underlie racial/ethnic disparities in HIV risk among young men who have sex with men

Robert Garofalo*, Brian Mustanski, Amy Johnson, Erin Emerson

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Abstract

Young men who have sex with men (YMSM) are among the highest risk groups for HIV, and the risk distribution varies by race/ethnicity. Prevalence rates are consistently higher for minority YMSM. Factors underlying these disparities are poorly understood. We examined disparities in HIV risk among a community-based sample of Black, Latino, and non-Hispanic Caucasian YMSM age 16-24. To address gaps in the literature, we examined factors between and within racial/ethnic groups across domains including: sexual and substance use behaviors, sexualized and other social contexts, psychological well-being, HIV attributes and prevention skills, and sexual minority stress.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)318-323
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Urban Health
Volume87
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2010

Keywords

  • AIDS
  • Gay
  • HIV
  • MSM

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Urban Studies
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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