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A new study from Johns Hopkins and Emory University has been released in full this week with some very interesting findings. Story after the jump.
Investigators from John Hopkins and Emory Universities think that a general preference for "more masculine men" exhibited by young gay and bi men of color may be to blame for disproportionate HIV rates.
Reported in the study:
Jonathan Ellen, M.D., a pediatrician and teen health expert at Johns Hopkins presented the findings of their study at the 2011 Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting in Denver. The study results are based on semi-structured interviews with 35 black men MSM ages 18 to 24 in NYC and upstate New York, and Atlanta.
The research noted these young black MSM select partners and judge these partners' HIV status in a specific way. The most notable findings include an overwhelming preference for masculine partners, accepting masculine partners as dominant in the sex act and leaving to them decisions about condom use, perceiving masculine men as low risk for HIV and feminine men as high risk. The researchers say this dynamic of preferring masculine men, while also equating masculinity with lower HIV risk helps explain why young black MSM contract HIV more often than their counterparts from other races.
So basically, it's not because men of color tend to be more attracted to what they deem "masculine" men that HIV rates among the group is rising; it's because they tend to associate masculine men with being negative and effeminate men with being positive that they let their guard down and engage in unsafe sex.
What do you make of this study, Instincters?