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Unequal Opportunity: Health Disparities Affecting Gay and Bisexual Men in the United States

Richard J. Wolitski, Ron Stall, and Ronald O. Valdiserri

Abstract

Most public health students, academicians, and practitioners readily recognize the association between racial/ethnic minority status and the disproportionate burden of preventable disease in the United States. However, much less attention has been directed toward health disparities that affect gay and bisexual men. Until recently, the relative invisibility of this group, homophobia, and a lack of empirical data have hampered attempts to identify and characterize health disparities in this population. This book represents a comprehensive effort to review and synthesize evidence of health dispar ... More

Keywords: health disparities, health inequities, gay men, bisexual men, homosexuality, mental health, health care, public health, homophobia, discrimination, syndemics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780195301533
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195301533.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Richard J. Wolitski, editor
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Ron Stall, editor
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Ronald O. Valdiserri, editor
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Contents

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Part I INTRODUCTION

Part II EVIDENCE OF HEALTH DISPARITIES AFFECTING GAY AND BISEXUAL MEN

8 HIV Infection among Gay and Bisexual Men

Patrick S. Sullivan and Richard J. Wolitski

Part III CROSS-CUTTING ISSUES

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