Are information, motivation, and behavioral skills linked with HIV-related sexual risk among young men who have sex with men?

Colleen M. Fisher

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5-21
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of HIV/AIDS and Social Services
Volume10
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2011

Keywords

  • HIV
  • Information-motivation-behavior skills model
  • Sexual risk
  • Youth

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