Self-Identification as “Down Low” Among Men Who Have Sex with Men (MSM) from 12 US Cities

@article{Wolitski2006SelfIdentificationA,
  title={Self-Identification as “Down Low” Among Men Who Have Sex with Men (MSM) from 12 US Cities},
  author={Richard J. Wolitski and Kenneth Terrill Jones and Jill L. Wasserman and Jennifer C. Smith},
  journal={AIDS and Behavior},
  year={2006},
  volume={10},
  pages={519-529}
}
Men who have sex with men (MSM) who are on the “down low” (DL) have been the subject of considerable media attention, but few data on this population exist. This exploratory study (N=455) compared MSM who considered themselves to be on the DL with MSM who did not (non-DL MSM). 20% self-identified as DL. Blacks and Hispanics were more likely than Whites to self identify as DL. MSM who did not identify as gay were more likely than gay-identified MSM to describe themselves as DL. DL-identified MSM… 

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