Report

Sexual and Gender Diversity within the Black Men who have Sex with Men HIV Epidemiological Category

September 2016

This study examines sexual and gender diversity among Black men who have sex with men. It explores the specific sociocultural and structural factors within the subgroups in order to develop a health policy framework that addresses the HIV/AIDS epidemic for Black sexual minority cisgender men and gender minorities. This study appeared in Sexuality Research and Social Policy in September 2016.

Highlights
Systemic racism and its interpersonal forms of minority stress are likely to be a factor in the overall health and HIV risk of Black sexual minorities.
Black gay and bisexual-identified men likely participate in insular sexual social networks that may increase HIV risk.
Sexual orientation and gender identity need to be included as key demographic variables in health and infectious disease surveillance systems.
Sexual and Gender Diversity within the Black Men who have Sex with Men HIV Epidemiological Category