Therefore, it is important to provide supportive spaces and services to YBMSM who might be grappling with strong community, cultural and social norms while coming to terms with what it means to be YBMSM. For gay men in general including BMSMgay community affiliation can offer important opportunities for exposure to HIV prevention messages and engagement in health protective behaviors Crepazet al. Syndicated Content. This study was primarily focused on assessing Black and gay community closeness and employed the itemsfrom the confirmatory factor analyses which capturedcloseness: However, these findings must be interpreted with caution when it comes to BMSM given the frequentlycomplex, and occasionally ambivalent relationships persons may have with religious institutions in particular, given the homophobic messagesdelivered in some Black churches Harris, ; Miller, ; Pitt,
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Controlling for age and income, greater levels of gay community affiliation was associated with higher odds of transactional sex adjusted odds ratio [aOR] 3. Before long these messages became phone calls, and several of those phone calls got pretty explicit. Download the Fact Sheet. Higher gay community involvement was correlated with greater odds of transactional sex, having sex under the influence of substances, and increased odds of self-reported HIV seropositivity.
Among the overall sample,