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Unequal OpportunityHealth Disparities Affecting Gay and Bisexual Men in the United States$
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Richard J. Wolitski, Ron Stall, and Ronald O. Valdiserri

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780195301533

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195301533.001.0001

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HIV Infection among Gay and Bisexual Men

HIV Infection among Gay and Bisexual Men

(p.220) 8 HIV Infection among Gay and Bisexual Men
Unequal Opportunity

Patrick S. Sullivan

Richard J. Wolitski

Oxford University Press

This chapter describes HIV prevalence and incidence among gay and bisexual men in the United States. It details disparities in HIV rates relative to heterosexual men and draws particular attention to the substantial disparities experienced by African American gay and bisexual men. The chapter reviews the large research literature on the factors associated with HIV transmission among gay and bisexual men. Critical opportunities to prevent HIV transmission among gay and bisexual men are discussed. The chapter also identifies key challenges to HIV prevention among gay and bisexual men, and identifies key gaps in prior research on this issue.

Keywords:   HIV, AIDS, health disparities, African American men, sexual behavior, prevention, homosexuality, homophobia, discrimination, public health

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