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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097618/sex-behaviors-as-social-cues-motivating-social-venue-patronage-among-young-black-men-who-have-sex-with-men
#1
Lindsay E Young, Stuart Michaels, Adam Jonas, Aditya S Khanna, Britt Skaathun, Ethan Morgan, John A Schneider
HIV prevention programs often focus on the physical social venues where men who have sex with men (MSM) frequent as sites where sex behaviors are assumed to be practiced and risk is conferred. But, how exactly these behaviors influence venue patronage is not well understood. In this study, we present a two-mode network analysis that determines the extent that three types of sex behaviors-condomless sex, sex-drug use, and group sex-influence the patronage of different types of social venues among a population sample of young Black MSM (YBMSM) (N = 623)...
January 17, 2017: AIDS and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079722/development-and-preliminary-pilot-testing-of-a-peer-support-text-messaging-intervention-for-hiv-infected-black-men-who-have-sex-with-men
#2
Theresa E Senn, Amy Braksmajer, Patricia Coury-Doniger, Marguerite A Urban, Adam Rossi, Michael P Carey
BACKGROUND: Black men who have sex with men (MSM) are disproportionately infected with HIV and are less well retained along the HIV continuum of care. We report on the feasibility of a peer support text messaging intervention designed to increase retention in HIV care and HIV medication adherence among HIV-infected black men who have sex with men. METHODS: Based on formative research, a cell phone app was developed to support a peer-based text messaging intervention...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: JAIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27987085/preferences-for-condomless-sex-in-sexually-explicit-media-among-black-african-american-men-who-have-sex-with-men-implications-for-hiv-prevention
#3
Kimberly M Nelson, Lisa A Eaton, Kristi E Gamarel
Accumulating evidence suggests that viewing sexually explicit media (SEM; i.e., pornography) may be related to the sexual behaviors of men who have sex with men (MSM). Furthermore, stereotypical depictions of Black/African American MSM engaging in sexual risk behaviors in SEM may serve to normalize condomless sex, reinforce low peer norms around condom use, and facilitate HIV risk taking among Black/African American MSM. Despite this evidence, very little is known about the correlates of SEM consumption among Black/African American MSM, including HIV risk behaviors and their relation to preferences for viewing condomless sex in SEM...
December 16, 2016: Archives of Sexual Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27974287/a-test-of-concept-study-of-at-home-self-administered-hiv-testing-with-web-based-peer-counseling-via-video-chat-for-men-who-have-sex-with-men
#4
Jessica L Maksut, Lisa A Eaton, Elizabeth J Siembida, Daniel D Driffin, Robert Baldwin
BACKGROUND: Men who have sex with men (MSM), particularly MSM who identify as African-American or Black (BMSM), are the sociodemographic group that is most heavily burdened by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) epidemic in the United States. To meet national HIV testing goals, there must be a greater emphasis on novel ways to promote and deliver HIV testing to MSM. Obstacles to standard, clinic-based HIV testing include concerns about stigmatization or recognition at in-person testing sites, as well as the inability to access a testing site due to logistical barriers...
December 14, 2016: JMIR Public Health and Surveillance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925486/real-talk-developing-a-computer-delivered-sexual-health-program-for-black-men-who-have-sex-with-men
#5
Charles Klein, Carmela Lomonaco
HIV disproportionately affects Black men who have sex with men (MSM), yet there are few evidence-based programs that respond to the diverse realities of Black MSM communities. This article examines the development of Real Talk, a new harm reduction-based, sexual health intervention for Black MSM. We first analyze the key themes from our formative research: (1) stigma, discrimination, and intersectionalities in the lives of Black MSM, (2) the importance of safe spaces and community provided by health promotion programs, and (3) moving beyond condoms in sexual health messaging...
December 2016: AIDS Education and Prevention: Official Publication of the International Society for AIDS Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925484/risk-factors-associated-with-repeated-hiv-testing-among-internet-using-men-who-have-sex-with-men
#6
Brent A Johnson, Jennie McKenney, Alexandra V Ricca, Eli S Rosenberg, Chang Liu, Akshay Sharma, Patrick S Sullivan
: Men who have sex with men (MSM) represent a disproportionately impacted risk group for HIV incidence among at-risk U.S. POPULATIONS: Few studies have identified risk factors associated with HIV testing frequency both within and outside of traditional health care settings. MSM enrolled in a prospective cohort were mailed at-home specimen collection kits and followed for a year. Incidence density rate ratios (IDRR) of testing were calculated, and generalized estimating equations were used to analyze the association between HIV testing and behavioral factors...
December 2016: AIDS Education and Prevention: Official Publication of the International Society for AIDS Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893276/opportunities-for-hiv-prevention-communication-during-sexual-encounters-with-black-men-who-have-sex-with-men
#7
Tiffiany M Aholou, Jose Nanin, Kathryn Drumhiller, Madeline Y Sutton
Conversations about HIV prevention before engaging in sex may result in safer sex practices and decreased HIV transmission. However, partner communication for HIV prevention has been understudied among black/African American men who have sex with men (BMSM), a group that is disproportionately affected by HIV. We explored and described encounters and perceptions about HIV prevention conversations among BMSM and their sex partner(s) in New York City. We conducted an inductive thematic analysis of semi-structured interviews with BMSM who reported sex with a man in the previous 3 months...
January 2017: AIDS Patient Care and STDs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875903/correlates-of-sexual-risk-behaviors-among-young-black-msm-implications-for-clinic-based-counseling-programs
#8
Richard A Crosby, Leandro Mena, JaNelle M Ricks
This study applied an 8-item index of recent sexual-risk behaviors to young Black men who have sex with men (YBMSM) and evaluated the distribution for normality. The distribution was tested for associations with possible antecedents of sexual risk. YBMSM (N = 600), aged 16-29 years, were recruited from a sexually transmitted infection clinic, located in the southern US. Men completed an extensive audio computer-assisted self-interview. Thirteen possible antecedents of sexual risk, as assessed by the index, were selected for analyses...
November 22, 2016: AIDS Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873081/awareness-and-acceptability-of-pre-exposure-hiv-prophylaxis-among-men-who-have-sex-with-men-in-baltimore
#9
Susan A Fallon, Ju Nyeong Park, Christine Powell Ogbue, Colin Flynn, Danielle German
This paper assessed characteristics associated with awareness of and willingness to take pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) among Baltimore men who have sex with men (MSM). We used data from BESURE-MSM3, a venue-based cross-sectional HIV surveillance study conducted among MSM in 2011. Multivariate regression was used to identify characteristics associated with PrEP knowledge and acceptability among 399 participants. Eleven percent had heard of PrEP, 48% would be willing to use PrEP, and none had previously used it...
November 21, 2016: AIDS and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866390/school-based-hiv-std-testing-behaviors-and-motivations-among-black-and-hispanic-teen-msm-results-from-a-formative-evaluation
#10
Elana Morris, Pablo Topete, Catherine N Rasberry, Catherine A Lesesne, Elizabeth Kroupa, Lisa Carver
BACKGROUND: This evaluation explores experiences with, and motivations for, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and sexually transmitted disease (STD) testing among black and Hispanic school-aged young men who have sex with men (YMSM). METHODS: Participants were recruited at community-based organizations that serve YMSM in New York City, Philadelphia, and San Francisco. Eligible participants were 13- to 19-year-old black or Hispanic males who reported attraction to or sexual behavior with other males and/or identified as gay or bisexual, and attended at least 90 days of school in the previous 18 months...
December 2016: Journal of School Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27844296/the-role-of-the-primary-romantic-relationship-in-hiv-care-engagement-outcomes-among-young-hiv-positive-black-men-who-have-sex-with-men
#11
Judy Y Tan, Lance Pollack, Greg Rebchook, John Peterson, David Huebner, Agatha Eke, Wayne Johnson, Susan Kegeles
The primary romantic relationship plays a fundamental role in health maintenance, but little is known about its role in HIV care engagement among young Black men who have sex with men (MSM) living with HIV. We examined how HIV care engagement outcomes (i.e., having a primary healthcare provider, receiving HIV treatment, taking antiretroviral medication, and medication adherence) vary by partnership status (single vs. concordant-positive vs. discordant) in a sample of young Black MSM living with HIV. Results showed mixed findings...
November 14, 2016: AIDS and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27825558/experience-of-online-outreach-for-black-msm-populations-at-high-risk-for-hiv-transmission
#12
Cortney Smith, Maggie White, Michael W Ross
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January 2017: Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care: JANAC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27817101/associations-among-neighborhood-characteristics-and-sexual-risk-behavior-among-black-and-white-msm-living-in-a-major-urban-area
#13
Victoria Frye, Vijay Nandi, James E Egan, Magdalena Cerda, Andrew Rundle, James W Quinn, Daniel Sheehan, Danielle C Ompad, Hong Van Tieu, Emily Greene, Beryl Koblin
Identifying neighborhood characteristics associated with sexual HIV risk behavior among gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (MSM) living in urban areas may inform the development of policies and programs to reduce risk and subsequently HIV prevalence in urban areas. New York City M2M was a cross-sectional study designed to identify neighborhood-level characteristics associated with sexual risk behaviors among MSM living in New York City. This paper presents results of an analysis of neighborhood-level indicators of three distinct social theories of influence of the neighborhood environment on human behavior: physical disorder, social disorganization and social norms theories...
November 5, 2016: AIDS and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27779498/bayesian-approaches-to-racial-disparities-in-hiv-risk-estimation-among-men-who-have-sex-with-men
#14
Neal D Goldstein, Igor Burstyn, Seth L Welles
BACKGROUND: Men who have sex with men (MSM) continue to be overrepresented for new HIV infections compared to non-MSM. This disparity becomes even more alarming when considering racial groups. We describe the race-specific effects in HIV prevalence among MSM relative to non-MSM and explore the causes of disagreement among estimates. METHODS: We used data from the National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions, a nationally representative longitudinal survey conducted in the U...
October 21, 2016: Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27771818/minority-men-who-have-sex-with-men-demonstrate-increased-risk-for-hiv-transmission
#15
Kirsha S Gordon, E Jennifer Edelman, Amy C Justice, David A Fiellin, Kathleen Akgün, Stephen Crystal, Mona Duggal, Joseph L Goulet, David Rimland, Kendall J Bryant
Black and Hispanic (minority) MSM have a higher incidence of HIV than white MSM. Multiple sexual partners, being under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol during sex, having a detectable HIV-1 RNA, and non-condom use are factors associated with HIV transmission. Using data from the Veterans Aging Cohort Study, we consider minority status and sexual orientation jointly to characterize and compare these factors. White non-MSM had the lowest prevalence of these factors (p < 0.001) and were used as the comparator group in calculating odds ratios (OR)...
October 22, 2016: AIDS and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27762596/phylogenetic-evidence-of-hiv-1-transmission-between-adult-and-adolescent-men-who-have-sex-with-men
#16
Elizabeth Wolf, Joshua T Herbeck, Stephen Van Rompaey, Mari Kitahata, Katherine Thomas, Gregory Pepper, Lisa Frenkel
HIV-1 incidence among youth, especially men who have sex with men (MSM), is increasing in the United States. We aimed to better understand the patterns of adolescent HIV-1 acquisition, to help guide future prevention interventions. We conducted a study combining epidemiologic and HIV-1 pol sequence data from a retrospective cohort of HIV-infected adults and adolescents in Seattle, WA between 2000 and 2013. Adolescents were defined as 13-24 years of age at the time of first HIV-1 care. Maximum-likelihood phylogenetic trees were reconstructed to identify putative viral transmission clusters of two or more individuals, followed by multivariable regression tests of associations between clustering and demographic and clinical parameters...
November 1, 2016: AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27749110/reactions-and-receptivity-to-framing-hiv-prevention-message-concepts-about-pre-exposure-prophylaxis-for-black-and-latino-men-who-have-sex-with-men-in-three-urban-us-cities
#17
Matthew J Mimiaga, Elizabeth F Closson, Shanice Battle, Jeffrey H Herbst, Damian Denson, Nicole Pitts, Jeremy Holman, Stewart Landers, Gordon Mansergh
Men who have sex with men (MSM) of color are disproportionately affected by HIV in the United States. Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) using antiretroviral medications is a newer biomedical prevention modality with established efficacy for reducing the risk of acquiring HIV. We conducted formative qualitative research to explore audience reactions and receptivity to message concepts on PrEP as part of the development of prevention messages to promote PrEP awareness among black and Latino MSM in the United States...
October 2016: AIDS Patient Care and STDs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27683086/correlates-of-enhanced-sexual-pleasure-from-condom-use-a-study-of-young-black-men-who-have-sex-with-men-in-the-united-states
#18
Richard A Crosby, Leandro Mena
This study of young Black MSM (YBMSM) explored the correlates and outcomes of enhanced sexual pleasure from condom-protected sex. Six-hundred YBMSM were enrolled from an sexually transmitted infection clinic in the southern United States. Men completed a computer-assisted self-interview. A 3-item scale assessed perceptions related to condoms enhancing sexual pleasure. Nine of 14 correlates met the screening level of significance and were tested in a regression model. Three obtained multivariable significance: (1) Men discussing condom use with sex partners had greater odds (AOR = 1...
September 28, 2016: AIDS and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27673362/anal-squamous-intraepithelial-lesions-and-hpv-among-young-black-men-who-have-sex-with-men
#19
Kristin Keglovitz, Andrew D Richardson, Nicola Lancki, Tim Walsh, John A Schneider
PURPOSE: Limited data are available on anal squamous intraepithelial lesions (ASILs) and anal human papillomavirus (HPV) infection in young, black populations. The purpose of this study was to examine the prevalence of and relationships between ASILs and high-risk HPV infection in a young (<30 years of age), predominately black, men who have sex with men (MSM) population. METHODS: Results of anal cytology and HPV DNA were gathered for 83 individuals. RESULTS: Forty-two percent of individuals (35) had atypical squamous cells of undetermined significance and 33% (27) had low-grade intraepithelial lesion by cytology...
September 27, 2016: LGBT Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27646852/congruence-of-home-social-and-sex-neighborhoods-among-men-who-have-sex-with-men-nycm2m-study
#20
Beryl A Koblin, James E Egan, Vijay Nandi, Jordan M Sang, Magdalena Cerdá, Hong-Van Tieu, Danielle C Ompad, Donald R Hoover, Victoria Frye
Substantial literature demonstrates the influence of the neighborhood environment on health behaviors and outcomes. But limited research examines on how gay and bisexual men experience and exist in various geographic and virtual spaces and how this relates to their sexual behavior. New York City Men 2 Men (NYCM2M) was a cross-sectional study designed to identify neighborhood-level characteristics within the urban environment that influence sexual risk behaviors, substance use, and depression among men who have sex with men (MSM) living in NYC...
September 19, 2016: Journal of Urban Health: Bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine
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