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Resilience as an untapped resource in behavioral intervention design for gay men

Herrick, AL and Lim, SH and Wei, C and Smith, H and Guadamuz, T and Friedman, MS and Stall, R (2011) Resilience as an untapped resource in behavioral intervention design for gay men. AIDS and Behavior, 15 (SUPPL.). ISSN 1090-7165

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Men who have sex with men experience high rates of psychosocial health problems such as depression substance use and victimization that may be in part the result of adverse life experiences related to cultural marginalization and homophobia. These psychosocial health conditions interact to form a syndemic which may be driving HIV risk within this population. However MSM also evidence great resilience to both the effects of adversity and the effects of syndemics. Investigating and harnessing these natural strengths and resiliencies may enhance HIV prevention and intervention programs thereby providing the additional effectiveness needed to reverse the trends in HIV infection among MSM. © 2011 Springer Science+Business Media.


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Item Type: Article
Status: Published
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Herrick, ALalh75@pitt.eduALH75
Lim, SH
Wei, C
Smith, H
Guadamuz, Tteg10@pitt.eduTEG10
Friedman, MSmsf11@pitt.eduMSF11
Stall, Rrstall@pitt.eduRSTALL
Centers: Other Centers, Institutes, Offices, or Units > Center for LGBT Health Research
Date: 1 April 2011
Date Type: Publication
Journal or Publication Title: AIDS and Behavior
Volume: 15
Number: SUPPL.
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.1007/s10461-011-9895-0
Schools and Programs: School of Public Health > Behavioral and Community Health Sciences
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 1090-7165
MeSH Headings: HIV Infections--prevention & control; HIV Infections--psychology; HIV Infections--transmission; Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice; Health Services Needs and Demand; Homosexuality, Male--psychology; Humans; Intervention Studies; Male; Prejudice; Resilience, Psychological; Sexually Transmitted Diseases--prevention & control
PubMed ID: 21344306
Date Deposited: 12 Jun 2013 21:26
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2023 01:55


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