Prevention CfDCa. However, a notable study by Smith et al. Edinburgh: Scottish Government; Carrying out qualitative analysis. This research emphasises the importance of interventions that gay and bisexual men use social– sexual networking address social determinants such as stigma and victimisation, while also accounting for network trends.
Network characteristics are summarized in Table 2. Nevertheless, men were clear that these online connections did not necessarily support them to develop regular HIV testing practices in that they did not present opportunities for active encouragement to attend testing, or indeed to test with friends or peers.
Network characteristics are summarized in Table 2. In addition, frequency of religious activities and use of programs or services for LGBT older adults have made significant contributions to both the size and diversity of social networks. Kim AA. Use of the location-based social networking application GRINDR as a recruitment tool in rectal microbicide development research.
Websites, and now apps, tap into a wide range niche markets and sub-populations of gay and bisexual men. This represented a dramatic shift in our understanding of the role of the Internet in the sexual behaviors of gay and bisexual men.
The determinants of the global digital divide: a cross-country analysis of computer and Internet penetration. RDS is an innovative link-tracing sampling strategy used gay and bisexual men use social– sexual networking public health officials and social scientists to study hard-to-reach populations in the interest of making valid statistical inference e.
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Sex Transm Dis. Journal of Urban Health. For the diversity variable, which is a count from 0 to 5, we employed two approaches: the ordinal logistic regression model Agresti, and the linear regression e. The Internet and Sex in the s The modernization and commercial availability of the Internet in the s revolutionized the ways gay and bisexual men fostered community and connected with sex partners.
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Contrasting explanations for the role of social norms in the development of testing practices were apparent. Download citation. Several studies have suggested that the types of social networks held by gay men influence their sexual risk-taking [ 22 — 27 ]; however, the directionality and magnitude of these influences are varied in the literature.
Understanding HIV testing practices is important in the development of interventions to promote testing among young gay and bisexual men.