Young men who have sex with men are disproportionately affected by HIV=AIDS, yet relatively little is known about the most effective theoretical frameworks for preventive interventions with this population. This study investigated the fit of the Information-Motivation-Behavioral Skills (IMB) model for predicting sexual risk among a sample of ethnically diverse young men who have sex with men aged 14 to 21. Path analysis results indicated that the IMB model predicted a moderate amount of variance in primary and secondary sexual risk for young men who have sex with men (r2=.26 and .21, respectively). Fit of this model was acceptable on most indicators of model fit for primary and secondary risk.
- Information-motivation-behavior skills model
- Sexual risk