Parents Know and Parents Matter; Is It Time to Develop Family-Based HIV Prevention Programs for Young Men Who Have Sex with Men?

Robert Garofalo*, Brian Mustanski, Geri Donenberg

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

We examined the potential for a family-based HIV prevention approach for gay and bisexually identified young men who have sex with men (MSM). The majority of our urban, ethnically diverse sample disclosed their sexual orientation to parents, who were generally supportive. Family connectedness significantly decreased the odds of an HIV positive status.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)201-204
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Adolescent Health
Volume43
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2008

Keywords

  • Gay youth
  • HIV
  • HIV prevention

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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