Formative Behavioral Research among HIV+ MSM

Abstract:

A survey of the sexual behaviors of HIV-positive MSM in two urban HIV epicenters (New York City and San Francisco) conducted to provide information for the development of a behavioral intervention for HIV-positive gay and bisexual men that would reduce the risk for HIV transmission and promote serostatus disclosure. The objectives of the project were (a) to compare the feasibility of recruiting self-identified HIV-positive MSM from three community settings; (b) to describe serostatus disclosure and sex practices of HIV-positive MSM; (c) to identify factors that help or hinder serostatus disclosure and the maintenance of safer sex practices; and (d) to elicit ideas regarding risk-reduction interventions for HIV-positive MSM.

 

Publications:

Belcher, L., Sternberg, M., Wolitski, R., Halkitis, P. N., Hoff, C. and the Seropositive Urban Men's Study Team (2005). Condom use and perceived risk of HIV transmission among sexually active men who have sex with men. AIDS Education and Prevention, 17 (1), 79-89.

Halkitis, P. N., Green, K. A., Remien, R. H., Stirratt, M. J., Hoff, C. C., Wolitski, R. J., et al. (2005).  Seroconcordant sexual partnerings of HIV-seropositive men who have sex with men.  AIDS, 19(S1), S77-S86.

Halkitis, P. N., Parsons, J. T., & Wolitski, R., & Remien, R. H. (2003). Characteristics of HIV antiretroviral treatments, access, and adherence in an ethnically diverse sample of men who have sex with men. AIDS Care, 15(1), 89-102.

Halkitis, P. N., Wilton, L., Parsons, J. T., & Hoff, C. C. (2004). Correlates of sexual risk taking behaviour among HIV seropositive gay men in concordant primary partner relationships. Psychology, Health, & Medicine, 9(1), 99-113.

Halkitis, P. N., Wilton, L., Wolitski, R., Parsons, J. T., Hoff, C., & Bimbi, D.  (2005). Barebacking identity among HIV-positive gay and bisexual men: Demographic, psychological, and behavioral, correlates. AIDS, 19(S1), S27-S36.

Hart, T. A., Wolitski, R. J., Purcell, D. W., Gómez, C., Halkitis, P. N., & the Seropositive Urban Men's Study Team (2004). Sexual behavior among HIV-positive men who have sex with men: What's in a label? Journal of Sex Research, 40(2), 179-188.

Hoff, C. C., Gomez, C., Faigeles, B. Purcell. D. W., Halkitis, P. N., Parsons, J. T., et al. (2004). HIV Serostatus of primary partner impacts sexual behavior inside and outside the relationship:  A description of HIV-positive MSM in primary relationships. Journal of Psychology & Human Sexuality 16(4), 77-95.

Parsons, J. T., Schrimshaw, E. W., Bimbi, D. S., Wolitski, R. J., Gomez, C. A., & Halkitis, P. N. (2005).  Consistent, inconsistent, and non-disclosure to casual sex partners among HIV-seropositive gay and bisexual men. AIDS, 19(S1), S87-S97.

Parsons, J. T., Schrimshaw, E. W., Wolitski, R. J., Halkitis, P. N., Purcell, D. W., Hoff, C. C.,  et al. (2005). Sexual harm reduction practices of HIV seropositive gay and bisexual men: Serosorting, strategic positioning, and withdrawal before ejaculation. AIDS, 19 (S1), S13-S25.

Parsons, J. T., Vicioso, K., Kutnick, A. H., Punzalan, J. C., Halkitis, P. N., & Velasquez, M. M. (2004). Alcohol use and stigmatized sexual practices of HIV seropositive gay and bisexual men. Addictive Behaviors, 29, 1045-1051.

Purcell, D. W., Parsons, J. T., Halkitis, P. N., Mizuno, Y., & Woods, W. J. (2001). Substance use and sexual transmission risk behavior of HIV-positive men who have sex with men. Journal of  Substance Abuse, 13(1-2), 185-200.

Purcell, D. W., Wolitski, R. J., Hoff, C. C., Parsons, J. T., Woods, W. J., & Halkitis, P. N. (2005).  Predictors of the use of viagra, testosterone, and antidepressants among HIV-seropositive gay and bisexual men. AIDS, 19(S1), S57-S66.

Remien, R. H., Halkitis, P. N., O'Leary, A., Wolitski, R. J., & Gomez, C. A. (2005). Risk perception and sexual risk behaviors among HIV-positive men on antiretroviral therapy. AIDS & Behavior, 9(2), 167-176.

Wolitski, R. J., Halkitis, P. N., Parsons, J. T., & Gomez, C. A. (2001). Awareness and use of untested barrier methods by HIV seropositive gay and bisexual men. AIDS Education & Prevention, 13, 291-201.