Black men having sex with black men

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There are 4 possible explanations, which are not mutually exclusive: 1 bias in assessment of risk behaviors, 2 increased prevalence of HIV among sexual contacts, 3 increased infectiousness among sexual partners, and 4 increased physiological susceptibility to HIV. By exploring these possibilities more deeply, we can increase our understanding of the apparent disparity between behavioral risks and outcomes while at the same time improving the design and implementation of prevention programs that address the specific needs of BMSM. Methodological problems that may lead to underreporting of risk behaviors may also explain why behavioral messages fail to translate into safer sex among BMSM: Measures, surveys, and instruments may be culturally inappropriate for BMSM; interviewers may not be race- and gender-concordant with or may not be properly trained to interview BMSM; instruments may use language or terminology that does not resonate with BMSM; research settings may not be comfortable environments for open discussion with and responses by BMSM. Meanwhile, BMSM research participants may 1 be unwilling to use certain sexual orientation labels on surveys for fear of discrimination, 2 distrust or fear researchers, 3 fear that confidential information about their sexual behavior will be disclosed, or 4 report what they think researchers want to hear.

Black Men who Have Sex with Men and the HIV Epidemic: Next Steps for Public Health

Black Men who Have Sex with Men and the HIV Epidemic: Next Steps for Public Health

To identify STI testing preferences in this population to improve testing delivery and utilization. A trained qualitative researcher coded transcripts after each FG and added questions to explore emerging themes. Median age was Participants did not prefer testing by non-physician staff or home self-testing.

Black men who have sex with men

Bond initiated and completed analyses of all data and led the writing of the article. Wheeler contributed to conceptualizing the article, interpreting the findings, and editing the article. Millett contributed to conceptualizing the article, interpreting the findings, and editing the article. LaPollo contributed to analyzing the data, interpreting the findings, and editing the article. Carson assisted with collecting data and editing the article.
Like anyone else, we like sex. But sometimes our journey to comfortably enjoying sex with men comes with a variety of cultural issues, and some of those issues can take longer than others to overcome. The times that we are represented, we may be portrayed in stereotypes; hypersexual and aggressive, or flamboyant and sassy. Yet like all gay men, we can be those things and a million things in between.