TITLE

HIV and Sexually Transmitted Infection Risk Behaviors Among Men Seeking Sex With Other Men On-Line

AUTHOR(S)
Bull, Sheana Salyers; McFarlane, Mary; Rietmeijer, Cornelis
PUB. DATE
June 2001
SOURCE
American Journal of Public Health;Jun2001, Vol. 91 Issue 6, p988
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents a study which discussed HIV and sexually transmitted infection risk behaviors among men seeking sex with men on-line. It is suggested by recent indications that safer sex behavioral trends among gay men may have reversed. The Internet is considered an efficient information exchange forum that allows for instant access to large groups. It facilitates sex partner solicitation and increases risk for sexually transmitted infections (STI). The Internet must be considered by the public health community as a venue for interventions directed at minimizing HIV/STI risk.
ACCESSION #
4528558

 

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