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A Longitudinal Investigation of Syndemic Conditions Among Young Gay, Bisexual, and Other MSM: The P18 Cohort Study

Overview of attention for article published in AIDS & Behavior, September 2014
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Title
A Longitudinal Investigation of Syndemic Conditions Among Young Gay, Bisexual, and Other MSM: The P18 Cohort Study
Published in
AIDS & Behavior, September 2014
DOI 10.1007/s10461-014-0892-y
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Perry N. Halkitis, Farzana Kapadia, Kristen L. Bub, Staci Barton, Alvaro D. Moreira, Christopher B. Stults

Abstract

The persistence of disparities in STI/HIV risk among a new generation of emerging adult gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (YMSM) warrant holistic frameworks and new methodologies for investigating the behaviors related to STI/HIV in this group. In order to better understand the continued existence of these disparities in STI/HIV risk among YMSM, the present study evaluated the presence and persistence of syndemic conditions among YMSM by examining the co-occurrence of alcohol and drug use, unprotected sexual behavior, and mental health burden over time. Four waves of data, collected over the first 18 months of a 7 wave, 36-month prospective cohort study of YMSM (n = 600) were used to examine the extent to which measurement models of drug use, unprotected sexual behavior, and mental health burden remained consistent across time using latent class modeling. Health challenges persisted across time as these YMSM emerged into young adulthood and the measurement models for the latent constructs of drug use and unprotected sexual behavior were essentially consistent across time whereas models for mental health burden varied over time. In addition to confirming the the robustness of our measurement models which capture a more holistic understandings of the health conditions of drug use, unprotected sex, and mental health burden, these findings underscore the ongoing health challenges YMSM face as they mature into young adulthood. These ongoing health challenges, which have been understood as forming a syndemic, persist over time, and add further evidence to support ongoing and vigilant comprehensive health programming for sexual minority men that move beyond a sole focus on HIV.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 2 2%
Unknown 81 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 17 20%
Student > Master 15 18%
Researcher 13 16%
Student > Doctoral Student 8 10%
Other 6 7%
Other 16 19%
Unknown 8 10%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Social Sciences 22 27%
Medicine and Dentistry 16 19%
Psychology 16 19%
Nursing and Health Professions 6 7%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 2 2%
Other 5 6%
Unknown 16 19%

Attention Score in Context

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#9,442,607
of 12,321,014 outputs
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#1,845
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#129,707
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Outputs of similar age from AIDS & Behavior
#81
of 87 outputs
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