Bond initiated and completed analyses of all data and led the writing of the article. Wheeler contributed to conceptualizing the article, interpreting the findings, and editing the article. Millett contributed to conceptualizing the article, interpreting the findings, and editing the article. LaPollo contributed to analyzing the data, interpreting the findings, and editing the article.
Poor condom use common among gay, bisexual black men
Poor condom use common among gay, bisexual black men | Reuters
Self-reported egocentric sexual network data from the prior six months were collected from 1, community-recruited Black MSM in HPTN , a multi-component HIV prevention intervention feasibility study. Sexual network composition, size, and density extent to which members are having sex with one another were compared by self-reported HIV serostatus and age of the men. Among HIV-positive men, not having non-primary partners was associated with having a Black partner; no sexual network characteristics were associated with having a partner with at least two age category difference and SDUI. Black MSM sexual networks were relatively small and often overlapped with the social networks.
By Reuters Staff , Reuters Health. NEW YORK Reuters Health - Black men who have sex with men are more likely to report problems with broken or improperly used condoms, putting them at higher risk of contracting or transmitting HIV, according to a new study. The results suggest condoms may provide less protection against HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, and other sexually transmitted infections to black men who have sex with men, compared to their white counterparts.