Gay and bisexual latino men's sexual health and behaviors: A national online sample

Phillip W. Schnarrs, Joshua George Rosenberger, Vanessa R. Schick, David S. Novak, Debby Herbenick, Michael Reece

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Abstract

Latino men represent a quickly growing segment of the U.S. population. As such, it is important to document the health of these individuals. Data were collected from one of the largest gay networking Web sites in the U.S. Using multivariate logistic regression relationships between participant characteristics and sexual health outcomes and behaviors were examined. The sample included 1,880 Latino men self-identifying as gay (83.7%) and bisexual (16.3%). Findings suggest the majority of men had not tested positive for any STD (86.8-92.0%) or HIV (79.9%), however overall STD testing was low (33.9%) compared to HIV testing (55.6%) during the previous year. Additionally, education level, employment, sexual orientation, and relationship status significantly influenced a variety of sexual behaviors and sexual health outcomes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)22-35
Number of pages14
JournalInternational Journal of Men's Health
Volume11
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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