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J Adolesc Health. 2008 Aug;43(2):201-4. doi: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2008.01.017. Epub 2008 Apr 25.

Parents know and parents matter; is it time to develop family-based HIV prevention programs for young men who have sex with men?

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  • 1Howard Brown Health Center, Children's Memorial Hospital/Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois 60613, USA. rgarofalo@childrensmemorial.org

Abstract

We examined the potential for a family-based HIV prevention approach for gay and bisexually identified young men who have sex with men (MSM). The majority of our urban, ethnically diverse sample disclosed their sexual orientation to parents, who were generally supportive. Family connectedness significantly decreased the odds of an HIV positive status.

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PMC2601675
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