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Perceived HIV/AIDs Related Stigma Among Black Men Who Have Sex with Men

Title: Perceived HIV/AIDs Related Stigma Among Black Men Who Have Sex with Men.
Name(s): Hawthorne, Kenara Ja' Nay, author
Whyte, James, author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Research Report
Date Issued: 2018-04-24
Physical Form: computer
Physical Form: online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: The transmission of HIV is increasing around the world and BMSM are at in increased risk for transmission because of the associated stigma related to HIV. The purpose of this study is to determine the impact of HIV stigma, HIV status disclosure, and BMSM ability to access healthcare for prevention and treatment. A descriptive, correlational study examined the relationship between perceived stigma, HIV/AIDs disclosure, and access to healthcare. This study utilized a convenience sample for recruitment of participants on Facebook and Craigslist. A total of 30 young BMSM participated in this study. Feelings regarding knowledge of others regarding disease and the likelihood of disclosure were regressed. There was a statistically significant correlation between the participant’s feelings and likelihood of disclosure (p=0.37). The study indicated that perceived stigma affected BMSM undesirably, which in return decreased the likelihood of disclosure to others. Additionally, HIV-related stigma was considered to be a significant barrier for disclosure. Lastly, a total of 90% of the participants visited their HIV doctor. Many of the participants took antiretroviral medications despite the associated stigma that is surrounded by BMSM who are HIV positive. Additional educational interventions will need to be developed to decrease the rate of transmission in HIV positive BMSM.
Identifier: FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1524622203_032f23ff (IID)
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Hawthorne, K. J. ' N., & Whyte, J. (2018). Perceived HIV/AIDs Related Stigma Among Black Men Who Have Sex with Men. Retrieved from