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Association of Co-Occurring Psychosocial Health Problems and Increased Vulnerability to HIV/AIDS Among Urban Men Who Have Sex With Men

Stall, Ron and Mills, Thomas C and Williamson, John and Hart, Trevor and Greenwood, Greg and Paul, Jay and Pollack, Lance and Binson, Diane and Osmond, Dennis and Catania, Joseph A (2003) Association of Co-Occurring Psychosocial Health Problems and Increased Vulnerability to HIV/AIDS Among Urban Men Who Have Sex With Men. American Journal of Public Health, 93 (6). pp. 939-942. ISSN 0090-0036

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Abstract

Objectives. We measured the extent to which a set of psychosocial health problems have an additive effect on increasing HIV risk among men who have sex with men (MSM). Methods. We conducted a cross-sectional household probability telephone sample of MSM in Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, and San Francisco. Results. Psychosocial health problems are highly intercorrelated among urban MSM. Greater numbers of health problems are significantly and positively associated with high-risk sexual behavior and HIV infection. Conclusions. AIDS prevention among MSM has overwhelmingly focused on sexual risk alone. Other health problems among MSM not only are important in their own right, but also may interact to increase HIV risk. HIV prevention might become more effective by addressing the broader health concerns of MSM while also focusing on sexual risks.


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Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This article is available at the publisher’s Web site. Access to the full text is subject to the publisher’s access restrictions.
Uncontrolled Keywords: psychosocial, HIV, AIDS, men, male, MSM
Subjects: Health > Public Health
Health > Public Health > Chronic Illness & Diseases > HIV/Aids
Health > Public Health > Health Risk Factors
Health > Public Health > Health Risk Factors > Sexual Habits
Health > Public Health > Health Risk Factors > Stress
Research
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Depositing User: Kismet Loftin-Bell
Date Deposited: 15 May 2006
Last Modified: 28 Jun 2011 13:04
Link to this item (URI): http://health-equity.pitt.edu/id/eprint/434

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