Sexual compulsivity and high-risk sex among Latino men: The role of internalized homonegativity and gay organizations

Derek J. Smolenski, Michael W. Ross, Jan M.H. Risser, B. R.Simon Rosser

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Abstract

The objective of this studywas to measure the correlation between compulsive sexual behavior (CSB) and internalized homonegativity(IH) and determine their association with unprotected anal intercourse in Latino men who have sex with men. Nine hundred sixty-three Latino men completed an Internet survey (MINTS study) in 2002 and provided data on two scale exposures. Logistic regression was used to test interactions and generate effect estimates. Higher IH and association with gayorganizations modified the effect of CSB on high-risk sex. Drug and alcohol use also contributed to risk behavior for this subgroup. Overall, CSB had a strong association with high-risk sex. IH and gayorganization membership maymoderate this relationship, which illuminates an additional factor to consider in studying sexual risk-taking. Further work is needed to validate a path from IH and high-risk sex that incorporates drug or alcohol use.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)42-49
Number of pages8
JournalAIDS Care - Psychological and Socio-Medical Aspects of AIDS/HIV
Volume21
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2009

Keywords

  • Condom use
  • Homonegativity
  • Latino
  • Men who have sex with men
  • Sexual compulsivity

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