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Acceptability of HIV Prevention Information Delivered Through Established Geosocial Networking Mobile Applications to Men Who Have Sex With Men. AIDS Behav 2017 Nov;21(11):3122-3128

Date

03/06/2017

Pubmed ID

28260137

Pubmed Central ID

PMC5583034

DOI

10.1007/s10461-017-1743-4

Scopus ID

2-s2.0-85014204570   14 Citations

Abstract

Geosocial networking (GSN) applications could disseminate HIV prevention information to thousands of men who have sex with men (MSM); however, acceptability of the type of information, methods, and frequency of information delivery are unknown. Acceptability of these constructs were assessed through a survey of 224 MSM at the Milwaukee Pridefest. All types of information were found acceptable. A sexual health section and self-seeking information were the most acceptable method and frequency of delivery. Demographics and differences in app usage did not correlate to acceptability. Continued research focusing on the feasibility of incorporating HIV prevention information into GSN applications is needed.

Author List

Czarny HN, Broaddus MR

Author

Michelle R. Broaddus PhD Associate Professor in the Psychiatry department at Medical College of Wisconsin




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

Adult
HIV Infections
Homosexuality, Male
Humans
Internet
Male
Mobile Applications
Sexual Behavior
Smartphone
Social Networking
Surveys and Questionnaires
United States