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HIV-associated risk factors among young Canadian Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal men who have sex with men.

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Source
Int J STD AIDS. 1999 Sep;10(9):582-7
Publication Type
Article
Date
Sep-1999
Author
K V Heath
P G Cornelisse
S A Strathdee
A. Palepu
M L Miller
M T Schechter
M V O'Shaughnessy
R S Hogg
Author Affiliation
British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS, Canada.
Source
Int J STD AIDS. 1999 Sep;10(9):582-7
Date
Sep-1999
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Adolescent
Adult
Canada - epidemiology
Cohort Studies
HIV Infections - epidemiology - ethnology - etiology
Homosexuality, Male
Humans
Inuits
Male
Prospective Studies
Questionnaires
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
Risk factors
Risk-Taking
Sexual Behavior
Abstract
Young Aboriginal men face marginalization distinct in cause but similar in pattern to those seen among men who have sex with men (MSM) and may be at increased risk for HIV infection. We compared sociodemographic characteristics and risk taking behaviours associated with HIV infection among MSM of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal descent. Data for this comparison were gathered from baseline questionnaires completed by participants in a cohort study of young MSM. Data collection included: demographic characteristics such as age, length of time residing in the Vancouver region, housing, employment, income and income sources; mental health and personal support; instances of forced sex and sex trade participation and; sexual practices with regular and casual male sex partners. Data were available for 57 Aboriginal and 624 non-Aboriginal MSM. Aboriginal MSM were significantly less likely to be employed, more likely to live in unstable housing, to have incomes of 0.05). Our data indicate that among MSM, Aboriginal men are at increased risk of antecedent risk factors for HIV infection including sexual abuse, poverty, poor mental health and involvement in the sex trade.
PubMed ID
10492424 View in PubMed
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