Title

Sexual Behavior and Network Characteristics and Their Association with Bacterial Sexually Transmitted Infections among Black Men Who Have Sex with Men in the United States

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

12-2015

Keywords

Social networks, HIV, Sexually transmitted diseases, STDs, racial discrimination, health care providers

Abstract

Black men who have sex with men (MSM) have a high prevalence of bacterial sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and individual risk behavior does not fully explain the higher prevalence when compared with other MSM. Using the social-ecological framework, we evaluated individual, social and sexual network, and structural factors and their association with prevalent STIs among Black MSM.

Publisher Attribution

The final, definitive version of this paper has been published in PLUS One, to access the file follow the link:

http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0146025