The relationship of stigma to the sexual risk behavior of rural men who have sex with men.

@article{Preston2007TheRO,
  title={The relationship of stigma to the sexual risk behavior of rural men who have sex with men.},
  author={D. Preston and A. R. D’Augelli and C. Kassab and Michael T. Starks},
  journal={AIDS education and prevention : official publication of the International Society for AIDS Education},
  year={2007},
  volume={19 3},
  pages={
          218-30
        }
}
Most studies of risky sexual behaviors of men who have sex with men (MSM) have been conducted in cities. Few have documented risky sexual behavior of rural men despite increases in rural HIV. Fewer have addressed stigma and risk. This study explored the effects of stigma on sexual risk behavior among rural MSM. We hypothesized that stigma emanating from families, health care providers, and the communities of rural MSM would indirectly affect their sexual risk behavior through their mental… Expand
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