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Social Media Use and High-Risk Sexual Behavior Among Black Men Who Have Sex with Men: A Three-City Study. AIDS Behav 2015 Jun;19 Suppl 2(0 2):90-7

Date

01/09/2015

Pubmed ID

25566762

Pubmed Central ID

PMC4496312

DOI

10.1007/s10461-014-0980-z

Scopus ID

2-s2.0-84937637611   21 Citations

Abstract

Black men who have sex with men (MSM) bear a disproportionate burden of human immunodeficiency (HIV) incidence in the United States. Little research has focused on the associations between social media use and sexual behavior among Black MSM. 205 Black MSM completed measures assessing social media use and sexual behaviors. Men spent an average of 34 h per week on social media sites. 53 % arranged sexual hookups online in the previous 3 months, and did so a mean of 10 times. Overall, users of social media and men who arranged sexual hookups online engaged in more risky behaviors than non-users and men who did not arrange sexual hookups online. However, partner-level data indicated that men engaged in fewer risky behaviors with partners met online compared to partners met in other ways such as at bars or through friends. Social media-based interventions designed to decrease HIV transmission among racial minority MSM are needed.

Author List

Broaddus MR, DiFranceisco WJ, Kelly JA, St Lawrence JS, Amirkhanian YA, Dickson-Gomez JD

Authors

Yuri A. Amirkhanian PhD Professor in the Psychiatry department at Medical College of Wisconsin
Michelle R. Broaddus PhD Associate Professor in the Psychiatry department at Medical College of Wisconsin
Wayne J. DiFranceisco Research Scientist II in the Psychiatry department at Medical College of Wisconsin
Julia Dickson-Gomez PhD Professor in the Institute for Health and Equity department at Medical College of Wisconsin
Jeffrey A. Kelly PhD Professor in the Psychiatry department at Medical College of Wisconsin




MESH terms used to index this publication - Major topics in bold

Adolescent
Adult
Florida
HIV Infections
Homosexuality, Male
Humans
Male
Ohio
Risk Factors
Risk-Taking
Sexual Behavior
Sexual Partners
Social Media
Social Networking
Socioeconomic Factors
Unsafe Sex
Urban Population
Wisconsin