Help-seeking for AIDS high-risk sexual behavior and its association with HN status were examined among 318 gay and bisexual men in the San Francisco Bay Area who participated in the African American Men's Health Project, a longitudinal survey of gay and bisexual African-American men.
A third (36%) of the sample reported seeking help regarding their concerns about HN high-risk sexual behavior.
Peers and professionals were the most widely sought sources of help and the sources perceived to be the most helpful.
Men (39%) who had received the HN antibody test and who were HN seropositive were more likely to seek help than men who were HN seronegative or did not know their HN status (25%). Furthermore, gay men who were HN seropositive or who knew their serostatus were more likely to seek help from professionals and peers.
Explanations for the differences in help-seeking by HN-seropositive men are discussed with implications for the development of social support for HN risk reduction among gay and bisexual African-American men.
Mots-clés Pascal : SIDA, Séropositivité, Demande thérapeutique, Aide thérapeutique, Comportement sexuel, Changement comportement, Support social, Personnel sanitaire, Milieu familial, Noir américain, Homosexualité, Bisexualité, Mâle, Homme, Virose, Infection, Immunopathologie, Immunodéficit
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : AIDS, Seropositivity, Therapeutical request, Therapeutic assistance, Sexual behavior, Behavior change, Social support, Health staff, Family environment, Black American, Homosexuality, Bisexuality, Male, Human, Viral disease, Infection, Immunopathology, Immune deficiency
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0219701
Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 09/06/1995.