Risk Factors for HIV Transmission among Hispanic Men Who Have Sex with Men in Atlanta

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10675.2/610897
Title:
Risk Factors for HIV Transmission among Hispanic Men Who Have Sex with Men in Atlanta
Authors:
Nanan, Denyse N. C.; Hepburn, Valerie A.
Abstract:
This study assessed and compared demographic factors, psychosocial factors, health seeking behavior, and sexual practices of two convenience samples of Hispanic/Latino gay men and men who have sex with men (MSM) in the metropolitan Atlanta region. The aim was to obtain data on emerging HIV/AIDS patterns in this group. Bilingual surveys were conducted in 2000 and 2006 at local gay bars. Discrepancies observed between HIV/AIDS knowledge and sexual behaviors in 2000 were replicated in 2006. Contrary to expected improvements due to enhanced HIV/AIDS education and awareness, risk behavior for HIV/STDs increased significantly between 2000 and 2006. These findings should inform the design and delivery of programs aimed at meeting the HIV/AIDS prevention, education and treatment needs of this growing population.
Affiliation:
Georgia State University
Publisher:
Georgia Public Health Association
Journal:
Journal of the Georgia Public Health Association
Issue Date:
2007
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10675.2/610897
Additional Links:
http://www.gapha.org/jgpha/jgpha-archives/
Type:
Article
Language:
en_US
Appears in Collections:
jGPHA Volume 1, Number 2 (2007)

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorNanan, Denyse N. C.en
dc.contributor.authorHepburn, Valerie A.en
dc.date.accessioned2016-05-27T15:11:30Zen
dc.date.available2016-05-27T15:11:30Zen
dc.date.issued2007en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10675.2/610897en
dc.description.abstractThis study assessed and compared demographic factors, psychosocial factors, health seeking behavior, and sexual practices of two convenience samples of Hispanic/Latino gay men and men who have sex with men (MSM) in the metropolitan Atlanta region. The aim was to obtain data on emerging HIV/AIDS patterns in this group. Bilingual surveys were conducted in 2000 and 2006 at local gay bars. Discrepancies observed between HIV/AIDS knowledge and sexual behaviors in 2000 were replicated in 2006. Contrary to expected improvements due to enhanced HIV/AIDS education and awareness, risk behavior for HIV/STDs increased significantly between 2000 and 2006. These findings should inform the design and delivery of programs aimed at meeting the HIV/AIDS prevention, education and treatment needs of this growing population.en
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherGeorgia Public Health Associationen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.gapha.org/jgpha/jgpha-archives/en
dc.titleRisk Factors for HIV Transmission among Hispanic Men Who Have Sex with Men in Atlantaen_US
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentGeorgia State Universityen
dc.identifier.journalJournal of the Georgia Public Health Associationen
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