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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446420/measuring-sexual-behavior-stigma-to-inform-effective-hiv-prevention-and-treatment-programs-for-key-populations
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Shauna Stahlman, James R Hargreaves, Laurel Sprague, Anne L Stangl, Stefan D Baral
BACKGROUND: The levels of coverage of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) treatment and prevention services needed to change the trajectory of the HIV epidemic among key populations, including gay men and other men who have sex with men (MSM) and sex workers, have consistently been shown to be limited by stigma. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to propose an agenda for the goals and approaches of a sexual behavior stigma surveillance effort for key populations, with a focus on collecting surveillance data from 4 groups: (1) members of key population groups themselves (regardless of HIV status), (2) people living with HIV (PLHIV) who are also members of key populations, (3) members of nonkey populations, and (4) health workers...
April 26, 2017: JMIR Public Health and Surveillance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444529/-we-deserve-better-perceptions-of-hiv-testing-campaigns-among-black-and-latino-msm-in-new-york-city
#2
Kathryn Drumhiller, Ashley Murray, Zaneta Gaul, Tiffiany M Aholou, Madeline Y Sutton, Jose Nanin
In 2014, Black/African-American and Hispanic/Latino men who have sex with men (BLMSM) comprised 64.1% of HIV diagnoses among MSM in the U.S. Routine HIV testing allows earlier diagnosis, linkage to care, and improved health outcomes. HIV testing campaigns may increase HIV awareness and testing behaviors, but perceptions of these campaigns by BLMSM have been understudied. We explored perceptions of HIV testing campaigns with BLMSM in New York City (NYC) to inform campaign strategies that target BLMSM for HIV testing...
April 25, 2017: Archives of Sexual Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444469/modelling-the-unaids-90-90-90-treatment-cascade-for-gay-bisexual-and-other-men-who-have-sex-with-men-in-south-africa-using-the-findings-of-a-data-triangulation-process-to-map-a-way-forward
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Andrew Scheibe, Michael Grasso, Henry Fisher Raymond, Albert Manyuchi, Thomas Osmand, Tim Lane, Helen Struthers
A data triangulation exercise was carried out between 2013 and 2015 to assess the HIV epidemic and response among gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (GBMSM) in South Africa. We used the findings to assess progress in achieving the UNAIDS 90-90-90 goals for GBMSM in the country. Three scenarios were developed using different GBMSM population factors (2.0, 3.5 and 5.0% of males aged ≥15) to estimate the population size, HIV prevalence of 13.2-49.5%, and 68% of GBMSM knowing their status. Due to data gaps, general population data were used as estimates of GBMSM on antiretroviral therapy (ART) and virologically suppressed (25...
April 25, 2017: AIDS and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439922/illicit-drug-use-among-new-zealand-gay-and-bisexual-men-prevalence-and-association-with-sexual-health-behaviours
#4
Peter Saxton, David Newcombe, Arslan Ahmed, Nigel Dickson, Anthony Hughes
INTRODUCTION AND AIMS: Data are lacking on drug use among gay and bisexual men (GBM) in New Zealand. We establish a baseline estimate of drug use and investigate associations with sexual health and HIV risk. DESIGN AND METHODS: A cross-sectional survey of GBM was conducted in gay community settings and online. Participants were asked their frequency of using nine drugs (poppers, cannabis, ecstasy, methamphetamine, amphetamine, cocaine, LSD, gamma hydroxybutyrate and ketamine) in the previous 6 months...
April 25, 2017: Drug and Alcohol Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439769/perceived-neighborhood-safety-is-associated-with-poor-sleep-health-among-gay-bisexual-and-other-men-who-have-sex-with-men-in-paris-france
#5
Dustin T Duncan, Su Hyun Park, William C Goedel, Noah T Kreski, Jace G Morganstein, H Rhodes Hambrick, Girardin Jean-Louis, Basile Chaix
Recent studies have examined sleep health among men who have sex with men (MSM), but no studies have examined associations of neighborhood characteristics and sleep health among this population. The purpose of this study was to examine associations between perceived neighborhood safety and sleep health among a sample of MSM in Paris, France. We placed broadcast advertisements on a popular smartphone application for MSM in October 2016 to recruit users in the Paris (France) metropolitan area (n = 580). Users were directed to complete a web-based survey, including previously used items measuring perceptions of neighborhood safety, validated measures of sleep health, and socio-demographics...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Urban Health: Bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436758/amphetamine-type-stimulants-ats-use-and-homosexuality-related-enacted-stigma-are-associated-with-depression-among-men-who-have-sex-with-men-msm-in-two-major-cities-in-vietnam-in-2014
#6
Nga Thi Thu Vu, Martin Holt, Huong Thi Thu Phan, Lan Thi La, Gioi Minh Tran, Tung Thanh Doan, Trang Nguyen Nhu Nguyen, John de Wit
BACKGROUND: Men who have sex with men (MSM) are disproportionately affected by mental health concerns, including depression. Amphetamine-type-stimulants (ATS) use and homosexuality-related stigma and discrimination have been found associated with depression among MSM. OBJECTIVES: To assess the prevalence of depression and its associations with ATS use and homosexuality-related stigma and discrimination among MSM in Vietnam. METHODS: 622 MSM were conveniently recruited in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam, from September to December 2014...
April 24, 2017: Substance Use & Misuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431010/clinical-trial-of-the-anti-pd-l1-antibody-bms-936559-in-hiv-1-infected-participants-on-suppressive-antiretroviral-therapy
#7
Cynthia L Gay, Ronald J Bosch, Justin Ritz, Jason M Hataye, Evgenia Aga, Randall L Tressler, Stephen W Mason, Carey K Hwang, Dennis M Grasela, Neelanjana Ray, Josh C Cyktor, John M Coffin, Edward P Acosta, Richard A Koup, John W Mellors, Joseph J Eron
Background.: Reversing immune exhaustion with an anti-PD-L1 antibody may improve HIV-1-specific immunity and increase clearance of HIV-1 expressing cells. Methods.: Phase I, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled dose-escalating study of BMS-936559including HIV-1-infected adults ≥18 to ≤70 years on suppressive antiretroviral therapy with CD4+ counts ≥350 cells/μL and detectable plasma HIV-1 RNA by single copy assay. Data on single infusions of BMS-936559 (0...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430020/health-differences-among-lesbian-gay-and-transgender-veterans-by-rural-small-town-and-suburban-urban-setting
#8
Michael R Kauth, Terri L Barrera, F Nicholas Denton, David M Latini
PURPOSE: We explored the relationship between geographic location and health indicators for lesbian, gay, and transgender veterans. METHODS: We solicited participation in an online survey through national and city LGBT organizations and personal contacts to examine differences in depression, anxiety, alcohol and tobacco use, and body mass index among lesbian, gay, and transgender veterans (n = 252) in suburban/urban and rural/small town locations. Bisexual participants were too few to include in the analyses...
April 21, 2017: LGBT Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429157/scenes-as-micro-cultures-examining-heterogeneity-of-hiv-risk-behavior-among-gay-bisexual-and-other-men-who-have-sex-with-men-in-toronto-canada
#9
Syed W Noor, Barry D Adam, David J Brennan, David A Moskowitz, Sandra Gardner, Trevor A Hart
Using latent class analysis (LCA), we examined patterns of participation in multiple scenes, how sexual risk practices vary by scene, and psychosocial factors associated with these patterns among 470 gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (GBM) recruited from Toronto. We calculated posterior probability of being in a class from participation in nine separate scenes. We used Entropy, the Bayesian information criterion and the Lo-Mendel-Rubin likelihood ratio test to identify the best fit model. Fit indices suggested a four-class solution...
April 20, 2017: Archives of Sexual Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426301/small-group-randomized-controlled-trial-to-increase-condom-use-and-hiv-testing-among-hispanic-latino-gay-bisexual-and-other-men-who-have-sex-with-men
#10
Scott D Rhodes, Jorge Alonzo, Lilli Mann, Eunyoung Y Song, Amanda E Tanner, Jorge Elias Arellano, Rodrigo Rodriguez-Celedon, Manuel Garcia, Arin Freeman, Beth A Reboussin, Thomas M Painter
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the HOLA en Grupos intervention, a Spanish-language small-group behavioral HIV prevention intervention designed to increase condom use and HIV testing among Hispanic/Latino gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men. METHODS: In 2012 to 2015, we recruited and randomized 304 Hispanic/Latino men who have sex with men, aged 18 to 55 years in North Carolina, to the 4-session HOLA en Grupos intervention or an attention-equivalent general health education comparison intervention...
April 20, 2017: American Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417252/effects-of-parental-monitoring-and-knowledge-on-substance-use-and-hiv-risk-behaviors-among-young-men-who-have-sex-with-men-results-from-three-studies
#11
Brian Mustanski, Gregory Swann, Michael E Newcomb, Nikhil Prachand
Young men who have sex with men (YMSM) are disproportionately impacted by HIV/AIDS and have elevated rates of substance use. Parenting practices, such as knowledge of child whereabouts and monitoring of behavioral rules, protect against these outcomes among heterosexual youth. This article examined the relationship between these parenting practices and substance use and HIV risk behaviors among YMSM. Data are reported from three similar studies of YMSM: ChiGuys (ages 14-18), Crew 450 (ages 16-22), and RADAR (ages 16-29)...
April 17, 2017: AIDS and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410183/online-versus-telephone-methods-to-recruit-and-interview-older-gay-and-bisexual-men-treated-for-prostate-cancer-findings-from-the-restore-study
#12
B R Simon Rosser, Benjamin Capistrant
BACKGROUND: Recently, researchers have faced the challenge of conflicting recommendations for online versus traditional methods to recruit and interview older, sexual minority men. Older populations represent the cohort least likely to be online, necessitating the use of traditional research methods, such as telephone or in-person interviews. By contrast, gay and bisexual men represent a population of early adopters of new technology, both in general and for medical research. In a study of older gay and bisexual men with prostate cancer, we asked whether respondents preferred online versus offline methods for data collection...
July 19, 2016: JMIR Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409704/attitudes-toward-homosexuality-in-adolescence-an-italian-study
#13
Alessandra Santona, Giacomo Tognasso
This study investigates Italian adolescents' attitudes toward gay men and lesbians and same-sex marriage, and their beliefs about the origins of homosexuality. The sample consists of 449 subjects (226 males), aged between 14 and 21 years. The principal instruments used are: the Attitudes Toward Lesbians and Gay men (ATLG), the Modern Homonegativity Scale (MHS) and the Attitudes Toward Same-Sex Marriage (ATSM). Results suggest that males show a more negative attitude than females toward homosexuals. Furthermore data reveal that respondents with a lack of personal direct contact with gay people have less positive attitudes toward homosexual people and same-sex marriage...
April 14, 2017: Journal of Homosexuality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409359/on-the-battlefield-the-black-church-public-health-and-the-fight-against-hiv-among-african-american-gay-and-bisexual-men
#14
William L Jeffries Iv, Madeline Y Sutton, Agatha N Eke
HIV affects African American gay and bisexual men (AAGBM) more disproportionately than any other group in the USA. The Black Church, which has been a historic mainstay for African American empowerment and well-being, has the potential to be a public health partner for HIV prevention with AAGBM. Public health partnerships with the Black Church can strengthen HIV prevention efforts with AAGBM by [1] adapting church-based prevention strategies developed for other African American subgroups [2], providing prevention and referral services [3], considering how scripture supports prevention efforts, and [4] emphasizing the tenets of liberation theology...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Urban Health: Bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406274/barriers-and-facilitators-to-hiv-testing-among-young-men-who-have-sex-with-men-and-transgender-women-in-kingston-jamaica-a-qualitative-study
#15
Carmen H Logie, Ashley Lacombe-Duncan, Natasha Brien, Nicolette Jones, Nakia Lee-Foon, Kandasi Levermore, Annecka Marshall, Laura Nyblade, Peter A Newman
INTRODUCTION: Young men who have sex with men (MSM) in Jamaica have the highest HIV prevalence in the Caribbean. There is little information about HIV among transgender women in Jamaica, who are also overrepresented in the Caribbean epidemic. HIV-related stigma is a barrier to HIV testing among Jamaica's general population, yet little is known of MSM and transgender women's HIV testing experiences in Jamaica. We explored perceived barriers and facilitators to HIV testing among young MSM and transgender women in Kingston, Jamaica...
March 3, 2017: Journal of the International AIDS Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403193/sexual-function-and-satisfaction-among-heterosexual-and-sexual-minority-u-s-adults-a-cross-sectional-survey
#16
Kathryn E Flynn, Li Lin, Kevin P Weinfurt
BACKGROUND: Despite known health disparities for sexual minorities, few studies have described sexual function by sexual orientation using a robust approach to measurement of sexual function. We compared recent sexual function and satisfaction by sexual orientation among English-speaking US adults. METHODS AND FINDINGS: Cross-sectional surveys were administered by KnowledgePanel® (GfK), an online panel that uses address-based probability sampling and is representative of the civilian, noninstitutionalized US population...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401317/sexual-orientation-related-differences-in-virtual-spatial-navigation-and-spatial-search-strategies
#17
Qazi Rahman, Jonathan Sharp, Meadhbh McVeigh, Man-Ling Ho
Spatial abilities are generally hypothesized to differ between men and women, and people with different sexual orientations. According to the cross-sex shift hypothesis, gay men are hypothesized to perform in the direction of heterosexual women and lesbian women in the direction of heterosexual men on cognitive tests. This study investigated sexual orientation differences in spatial navigation and strategy during a virtual Morris water maze task (VMWM). Forty-four heterosexual men, 43 heterosexual women, 39 gay men, and 34 lesbian/bisexual women (aged 18-54 years) navigated a desktop VMWM and completed measures of intelligence, handedness, and childhood gender nonconformity (CGN)...
April 11, 2017: Archives of Sexual Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400466/substance-use-among-men-who-have-sex-with-men-patterns-motivations-impacts-and-intervention-development-need
#18
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Adam Bourne, Peter Weatherburn
OBJECTIVES: In this narrative review we illustrate the patterns of substance use among gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (MSM), including comparisons with heterosexual populations, subgroup analyses and settings of substance use. We also consider explanations and motivations for substance use and the impact of use on sexual health as well as wider health and well-being. Finally, we consider the implications for the provision of MSM-tailored substance use and harm reduction services...
April 11, 2017: Sexually Transmitted Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395469/-the-situation-and-associated-factors-of-facility-based-hiv-testing-among-men-who-sex-with-men-in-beijing
#19
X L Ren, G D Mi, Y Zhao, K M Rou, D P Zhang, L Geng, Z H Chen, Z Y Wu
Objective: To understand the prevalence of facility-based HIV testing and its associated factors among men who have sex with men (MSM) in Beijing city. Methods: An application-based cross-sectional survey was employed to understand HIV site test situation and associated factors. The survey was carried out from May 14(th) to 21(st), 2016. Users of a smart phone application for gay dating were recruited and those eligible for this survey were investigated with an online self-administered questionnaire. Information of demographics, sexual behaviors, facility-based HIV testing history and recreational drug abuses were collected...
April 6, 2017: Zhonghua Yu Fang Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Preventive Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394934/prevalence-of-non-contact-and-contact-childhood-sexual-abuse-an-internet-based-sample-of-men-who-have-sex-with-men-in-china
#20
Wenjian Xu, Lijun Zheng, Yong Zheng
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of childhood sexual abuse (CSA) is high among Western men who have sex with men (MSM), and CSA is associated with certain socio-demographic variables and with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) status. Little is known about CSA among Chinese MSM; therefore, we explored the prevalence and frequency of non-contact (e.g., sexual invitations, exhibitionism) and contact (e.g., intercourse, genital contact) forms of CSA in an Internet-based sample of MSM in China...
2017: PloS One
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