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Structural inequalities create vulnerability to HIV for black gay men in New York
Roger Pebody, 2016-09-23 10:00:00

The sexual relationships of many African American men who have sex with men are largely shaped by economic insecurity, housing instability and stigma, according to a new study. These structural inequalities influence the kinds of relationships and sexual behaviour that men have.

While most HIV prevention interventions and studies focus on the individual, “our research underlines the continued need to attend to the structural drivers of HIV among Black gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men,” writes Caroline Parker of Columbia University in an article published online in the journal Culture, Health and Sexuality.

A separate study, published in BMC Public Health, also highlights similar issues for women at high risk of HIV in urban areas of the United States.