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Sexual partner selection and HIV risk reduction among Black and White men who have sex with men.
Am J Public Health 2010; 100(3):503-9AJ

Abstract

OBJECTIVES

We examined differences in sexual partner selection between Black and White men who have sex with men (MSM) to better understand how HIV status of participants' sexual partners and related psychosocial measures influence risk taking among these men.

METHODS

We collected cross-sectional surveys from self-reported HIV-negative Black MSM and White MSM attending a gay pride festival in Atlanta, Georgia.

RESULTS

HIV-negative White MSM were more likely than were HIV-negative Black MSM to report having unprotected anal intercourse with HIV-negative men, and HIV-negative Black MSM were more likely than were HIV-negative White MSM to report having unprotected anal intercourse with HIV status unknown partners. Furthermore, White MSM were more likely to endorse serosorting (limiting unprotected partners to those who have the same HIV status) beliefs and favorable HIV disclosure beliefs than were Black MSM.

CONCLUSIONS

White MSM appear to use sexual partner-related risk reduction strategies to reduce the likelihood of HIV infection more than do Black MSM. Partner selection strategies have serious limitations; however, they may explain in part the disproportionate number of HIV infections among Black MSM.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Psychology, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 06269, USA. lisaanne.eaton@gmail.comNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Comparative Study
Journal Article
Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural

Language

eng

PubMed ID

20075328

Citation

Eaton, Lisa A., et al. "Sexual Partner Selection and HIV Risk Reduction Among Black and White Men Who Have Sex With Men." American Journal of Public Health, vol. 100, no. 3, 2010, pp. 503-9.
Eaton LA, Kalichman SC, Cherry C. Sexual partner selection and HIV risk reduction among Black and White men who have sex with men. Am J Public Health. 2010;100(3):503-9.
Eaton, L. A., Kalichman, S. C., & Cherry, C. (2010). Sexual partner selection and HIV risk reduction among Black and White men who have sex with men. American Journal of Public Health, 100(3), pp. 503-9. doi:10.2105/AJPH.2008.155903.
Eaton LA, Kalichman SC, Cherry C. Sexual Partner Selection and HIV Risk Reduction Among Black and White Men Who Have Sex With Men. Am J Public Health. 2010;100(3):503-9. PubMed PMID: 20075328.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Sexual partner selection and HIV risk reduction among Black and White men who have sex with men. AU - Eaton,Lisa A, AU - Kalichman,Seth C, AU - Cherry,Chauncey, Y1 - 2010/01/14/ PY - 2010/1/16/entrez PY - 2010/1/16/pubmed PY - 2010/3/5/medline SP - 503 EP - 9 JF - American journal of public health JO - Am J Public Health VL - 100 IS - 3 N2 - OBJECTIVES: We examined differences in sexual partner selection between Black and White men who have sex with men (MSM) to better understand how HIV status of participants' sexual partners and related psychosocial measures influence risk taking among these men. METHODS: We collected cross-sectional surveys from self-reported HIV-negative Black MSM and White MSM attending a gay pride festival in Atlanta, Georgia. RESULTS: HIV-negative White MSM were more likely than were HIV-negative Black MSM to report having unprotected anal intercourse with HIV-negative men, and HIV-negative Black MSM were more likely than were HIV-negative White MSM to report having unprotected anal intercourse with HIV status unknown partners. Furthermore, White MSM were more likely to endorse serosorting (limiting unprotected partners to those who have the same HIV status) beliefs and favorable HIV disclosure beliefs than were Black MSM. CONCLUSIONS: White MSM appear to use sexual partner-related risk reduction strategies to reduce the likelihood of HIV infection more than do Black MSM. Partner selection strategies have serious limitations; however, they may explain in part the disproportionate number of HIV infections among Black MSM. SN - 1541-0048 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/20075328/Sexual_partner_selection_and_HIV_risk_reduction_among_Black_and_White_men_who_have_sex_with_men_ L2 - http://www.ajph.org/doi/full/10.2105/AJPH.2008.155903?url_ver=Z39.88-2003&rfr_id=ori:rid:crossref.org&rfr_dat=cr_pub=pubmed DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -