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The effect of psychosocial syndemic production on 4-year HIV incidence and risk behavior in a large cohort of sexually active men who have sex with men.

TitleThe effect of psychosocial syndemic production on 4-year HIV incidence and risk behavior in a large cohort of sexually active men who have sex with men.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsMimiaga, Matthew J., Conall O╩╝cleirigh, Katie B. Biello, Angela M. Robertson, Steven A. Safren, Thomas J. Coates, Beryl A. Koblin, Margaret A. Chesney, Deborah J. Donnell, Ron D. Stall, and Kenneth H. Mayer
JournalJournal of acquired immune deficiency syndromes (1999)
Date Published2014 Dec 11
ISSN1944-7884
AbstractCross-sectional studies have suggested that co-occurring epidemics or "syndemics" of psychosocial health problems may accelerate HIV transmission among men who have sex with men (MSM) in the United States. We aimed to assess how five syndemic conditions (depressive symptoms, heavy alcohol use, stimulant use, polydrug use, and childhood sexual abuse) affected HIV incidence and sexual risk behavior over time.
DOI10.1097/QAI.0000000000000475
Alternate JournalJ. Acquir. Immune Defic. Syndr.

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