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J Urban Health. 2010 Mar;87(2):318-323. doi: 10.1007/s11524-009-9430-z.

Exploring factors that underlie racial/ethnic disparities in HIV risk among young men who have sex with men.

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1
Northwestern's Feinberg School of Medicine, Howard Brown Health Center, Chicago, IL, USA. rgarofalo@childrensmemorial.org.
2
Children's Memorial Hospital/Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, USA. rgarofalo@childrensmemorial.org.
3
Institute for Juvenile Research, Department of Psychiatry, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA.
4
Northwestern's Feinberg School of Medicine, Howard Brown Health Center, Chicago, IL, USA.
5
Children's Memorial Hospital/Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, USA.

Abstract

Young men who have sex with men (YMSM) are among the highest risk groups for HIV, and the risk distribution varies by race/ethnicity. Prevalence rates are consistently higher for minority YMSM. Factors underlying these disparities are poorly understood. We examined disparities in HIV risk among a community-based sample of Black, Latino, and non-Hispanic Caucasian YMSM age 16-24. To address gaps in the literature, we examined factors between and within racial/ethnic groups across domains including: sexual and substance use behaviors, sexualized and other social contexts, psychological well-being, HIV attributes and prevention skills, and sexual minority stress.

PMID:
20155329
PMCID:
PMC2845827
DOI:
10.1007/s11524-009-9430-z
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