Ethnic identity, gay identity and sexual sensation seeking: HIV risk-taking predictors among men of color who have sex with men

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This study examined relationships among ethnic identity, gay identity, sexual sensation seeking, and HIV risk-taking behaviors among 302 men of color recruited from gay bars, bathhouses, community agencies, and the 1998 United States Conference on AIDS. The sample included 24% African American, 28% Latino, 25% Asian/ Pacific Islander, 19% Caucasian, 1% American Indian, and 3% other ethnicity. Logistic regression analysis identified sexual sensation seeking, having an undefined gay identity, being in a sexually exclusive relationship, not being HIV seronegative, and length of stay in the country (for those born overseas) as significant predictors of unprotected anal intercourse (insertive and penetrative) among men of color who have sex with men.

Creator(s): Géliga-Vargas, Jesús A.
Creation Date: August 1999
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UNT Libraries
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UNT Theses and Dissertations
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Publisher Name: University of North Texas
Place of Publication: Denton, Texas
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  • Creation: August 1999
  • Digitized: June 13, 2007
Description:

This study examined relationships among ethnic identity, gay identity, sexual sensation seeking, and HIV risk-taking behaviors among 302 men of color recruited from gay bars, bathhouses, community agencies, and the 1998 United States Conference on AIDS. The sample included 24% African American, 28% Latino, 25% Asian/ Pacific Islander, 19% Caucasian, 1% American Indian, and 3% other ethnicity. Logistic regression analysis identified sexual sensation seeking, having an undefined gay identity, being in a sexually exclusive relationship, not being HIV seronegative, and length of stay in the country (for those born overseas) as significant predictors of unprotected anal intercourse (insertive and penetrative) among men of color who have sex with men.

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Level: Master's
Discipline: Health Promotion
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Keyword(s): AIDS | social learning theory
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UNT Libraries
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UNT Theses and Dissertations
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  • OCLC: 45054374 |
  • UNTCAT: b2228288 |
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metadc2216
Resource Type: Thesis or Dissertation
Format: Text
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Access: Public
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Holder: Géliga-Vargas, Jesús A.
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