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Article << Previous     |         Contents Vol 10(5)

How do young black men having sex with only women differ from those also having sex with men?

Richard Crosby A B E , Ryan Pasternak C , Laura F. Salazar D and Ivy Terrell C

A College of Public Health, University of Kentucky, 111 Washington Avenue, Lexington, KY 40506-0003, USA.
B The Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction, Morrison Hall 302, 1165 E Third Street, Bloomington, IN 47405, USA.
C Department of Pediatrics at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center-New Orleans, 433 Bolivar Street, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA.
D Institute of Public Health at Georgia State University, P.O. Box 3965, Atlanta, GA 30302-3965, USA.
E Corresponding author. Email: crosby@uky.edu

Sexual Health 10(5) 474-475 http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/SH13113
Submitted: 26 July 2013  Accepted: 6 August 2013   Published: 14 October 2013


 
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Abstract

In the US, young Black men (YBM) disproportionately acquire sexually transmissible infections (STI), including infection with HIV. This secondary analysis compared sexual behaviours of YBM (n = 568) not reporting sex with men with those of YBM who have sex with men (YBMSM). In the present study YBMSM were generally less likely to report engagement in sexual risk behaviours, less likely to report incarceration and more likely to ever be tested for HIV. The findings suggest that elevated rates of HIV and/or STI among YBMSM may be a product of higher prevalence rates in sexual networks.

Additional keywords: condoms, men who have sex with men (MSM), sexual behaviour, sexually transmissible infections.


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