• We are sorry, but NCBI web applications do not support your browser and may not function properly. More information
Logo of amjphAmerican Journal of Public Health Web SiteAmerican Public Health Association Web SiteSubmissionsSubscriptionsAbout Us
Am J Public Health. 2001 June; 91(6): 980–983.
PMCID: PMC1446479

Health-related characteristics of men who have sex with men: a comparison of those living in "gay ghettos" with those living elsewhere.

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: This study investigated the limitations of probability samples of men who have sex with men (MSM), limited to single cities and to the areas of highest concentrations of MSM ("gay ghettos"). METHODS: A probability sample of 2881 MSM in 4 American cities completed interviews by telephone. RESULTS: MSM who resided in ghettos differed from other MSM, although in different ways in each city. Non-ghetto-dwelling MSM were less involved in the gay and lesbian community. They were also less likely to have only male sexual partners, to identify as gay, and to have been tested for HIV. CONCLUSIONS: These differences between MSM who live in gay ghettos and those who live elsewhere have clear implications for HIV prevention efforts and health care planning.

Full Text

The Full Text of this article is available as a PDF (76K).

Selected References

These references are in PubMed. This may not be the complete list of references from this article.
  • Fay RE, Turner CF, Klassen AD, Gagnon JH. Prevalence and patterns of same-gender sexual contact among men. Science. 1989 Jan 20;243(4889):338–348. [PubMed]
  • Levine MP. Gay ghetto. J Homosex. 1979 Summer;4(4):363–377. [PubMed]
  • Winkelstein W, Jr, Lyman DM, Padian N, Grant R, Samuel M, Wiley JA, Anderson RE, Lang W, Riggs J, Levy JA. Sexual practices and risk of infection by the human immunodeficiency virus. The San Francisco Men's Health Study. JAMA. 1987 Jan 16;257(3):321–325. [PubMed]
  • Osmond DH, Page K, Wiley J, Garrett K, Sheppard HW, Moss AR, Schrager L, Winkelstein W. HIV infection in homosexual and bisexual men 18 to 29 years of age: the San Francisco Young Men's Health Study. Am J Public Health. 1994 Dec;84(12):1933–1937. [PMC free article] [PubMed]
  • Catania JA, Osmond D, Stall RD, Pollack L, Paul JP, Blower S, Binson D, Canchola JA, Mills TC, Fisher L, et al. The continuing HIV epidemic among men who have sex with men. Am J Public Health. 2001 Jun;91(6):907–914. [PMC free article] [PubMed]
  • Osmond DH, Catania J, Pollack L, Canchola J, Jaffe D, MacKellar D, Valleroy L. Obtaining HIV test results with a home collection test kit in a community telephone sample. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2000 Aug 1;24(4):363–368. [PubMed]
  • Sudman S, Sirken MG, Cowan CD. Sampling rare and elusive populations. Science. 1988 May 20;240(4855):991–996. [PubMed]
  • Anderson JE, Nelson DE, Wilson RW. Telephone coverage and measurement of health risk indicators: data from the National Health Interview Survey. Am J Public Health. 1998 Sep;88(9):1392–1395. [PMC free article] [PubMed]

Articles from American Journal of Public Health are provided here courtesy of American Public Health Association

Formats:

Related citations in PubMed

See reviews...See all...

Cited by other articles in PMC

See all...

Links

  • PubMed
    PubMed
    PubMed citations for these articles

Recent Activity

Your browsing activity is empty.

Activity recording is turned off.

Turn recording back on

See more...