Role flexing: how community, religion, and family shape the experiences of young black men who have sex with men.

@article{Balaji2012RoleFH,
  title={Role flexing: how community, religion, and family shape the experiences of young black men who have sex with men.},
  author={Alexandra B. Balaji and Alexandra M. Oster and Abigail H Viall and James D. Heffelfinger and Leandro Mena and Carlos A. Toledo},
  journal={AIDS patient care and STDs},
  year={2012},
  volume={26 12},
  pages={730-7}
}
While the disproportionate impact of HIV on young black men who have sex with men (MSM) is well documented, the reasons for this disparity remain less clear. Through in-depth interviews, we explored the role of familial, religious, and community influence on the experiences of young black MSM and identified strategies that these young men use to negotiate and manage their sexual minority status. Between February and April 2008, 16 interviews were conducted among HIV-infected and HIV-uninfected… CONTINUE READING