Black sexuality, social construction, and research targeting 'The Down Low' ('The DL').

@article{Ford2007BlackSS,
  title={Black sexuality, social construction, and research targeting 'The Down Low' ('The DL').},
  author={C. Lawrence Ford and Kathryn Whetten and Susan A. Hall and Jay S Kaufman and Angela D. Thrasher},
  journal={Annals of epidemiology},
  year={2007},
  volume={17 3},
  pages={
          209-16
        }
}
PURPOSE The purpose of this commentary is to explain how social constructions of black sexuality are relevant to research targeting black sexual behavior and the ostensibly new and race-specific phenomenon known as "the Down Low" (the DL). The term "the DL" is widely used to refer to black men publicly presenting as heterosexual while secretly having sex with other men and presumably spreading human immunodeficiency virus and acquired immune deficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS) to unsuspecting women… CONTINUE READING

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