First Build Gay Men's Resilience. HIV Prevention Will Follow.

January 22, 2015 10:00 PM

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A recently published study connects the dots between the disproportionate rate of mental health problems among gay and bisexual men and their equally disproportionate rate of HIV infection. It suggests that to be effective, HIV prevention efforts must first support our mental health, rather than simply try to discourage risky sexual behavior.

HIV prevention and gay men's health experts for years have said a holistic approach is needed to address the "upstream" drivers of risk behavior -- exactly the sorts of psychosocial problems the new study measured. The study, reported in the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes, examined ...

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