Parents know and parents matter; is it time to develop family-based HIV prevention programs for young men who have sex with men?

@article{Garofalo2008ParentsKA,
  title={Parents know and parents matter; is it time to develop family-based HIV prevention programs for young men who have sex with men?},
  author={Robert Garofalo and Brian S. Mustanski and Geri Rachel Donenberg},
  journal={The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine},
  year={2008},
  volume={43 2},
  pages={201-4}
}
We examined the potential for a family-based HIV prevention approach for gay and bisexually identified young men who have sex with men (MSM). The majority of our urban, ethnically diverse sample disclosed their sexual orientation to parents, who were generally supportive. Family connectedness significantly decreased the odds of an HIV positive status.