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It gets better: resolution of internalized homophobia over time and associations with positive health outcomes among MSM.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23283578     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Health disparities research among gay and bisexual men has focused primarily on risk and deficits. However, a focus on resiliencies within this population may greatly benefit health promotion. We describe a pattern of resilience (internalized homophobia (IHP) resolution) over the life-course and its associations with current health outcomes. 1,541 gay and bisexual men from the Multi-Center AIDS Cohort study, an ongoing prospective study of the natural and treated histories of HIV, completed a survey about life-course events thought to be related to health. The majority of men resolved IHP over time independent of demographics. Men who resolved IHP had significantly higher odds of positive health outcomes compared to those who did not. These results provide evidence of resilience among participants that is associated with positive health outcomes. Understanding resiliencies and incorporating them into interventions may help to promote health and well-being among gay and bisexual men.
Authors:
Amy L Herrick; Ron Stall; Joan S Chmiel; Thomas E Guadamuz; Typhanye Penniman; Steven Shoptaw; David Ostrow; Michael W Plankey
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural    
Journal Detail:
Title:  AIDS and behavior     Volume:  17     ISSN:  1573-3254     ISO Abbreviation:  AIDS Behav     Publication Date:  2013 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-04-24     Completed Date:  2013-09-17     Revised Date:  2013-10-01    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9712133     Medline TA:  AIDS Behav     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1423-30     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA. alh75@pitt.edu
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adaptation, Psychological*
Adult
Association
Bisexuality / psychology
Female
HIV Infections / diagnosis,  psychology
Health Services Accessibility
Healthcare Disparities
Homophobia*
Homosexuality / psychology*,  statistics & numerical data
Humans
Male
Middle Aged
Prospective Studies
Resilience, Psychological*
Risk Factors
Risk-Taking
Social Stigma*
Socioeconomic Factors
Stress, Psychological
Time Factors
Grant Support
ID/Acronym/Agency:
K01 MH085567/MH/NIMH NIH HHS; P30 MH058107/MH/NIMH NIH HHS; R01 DA022936/DA/NIDA NIH HHS; U01 AI035039/AI/NIAID NIH HHS; U01 AI035041/AI/NIAID NIH HHS

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