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Community-based HIV prevention interventions that combat anti-gay stigma for men who have sex with men and for transgender women.
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PMID:  23151921     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Men who have sex with men (MSM) have been disproportionately affected by HIV since the onset of the epidemic. Public health discourse about prevention has traditionally focused on individual risk behavior and less on the socio-structural factors that place MSM at increased risk of infection. Anti-gay bias and stigma are key structural drivers of HIV and must therefore be treated as a public health threat. Community-based prevention intervention programs that affirm the healthy formation of gay and transgender identities are strongly needed. Gay affirming school-based interventions and resiliency-focused social marketing campaigns have shown positive impact on health outcomes and should be implemented on a broader scale to challenge anti-gay stigma.Journal of Public Health Policy advance online publication, 15 November 2012; doi:10.1057/jphp.2012.59.
Sean Cahill; Robert Valadéz; Sabina Ibarrola
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-11-15
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Title:  Journal of public health policy     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1745-655X     ISO Abbreviation:  J Public Health Policy     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
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Created Date:  2012-11-15     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8006508     Medline TA:  J Public Health Policy     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
1] The Fenway Institute, 1340 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA [2] New York University, Wagner School of Public Service, 295 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10012, USA.
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