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Stigma towards PLWHA: the role of internalized homosexual stigma in Latino gay/bisexual male and transgender communities.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23631713     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Stigma negatively affects the health of people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA). Negative attitudes and discriminatory actions towards PLWHA are thought to be based, among other factors, on stigma towards sexual minorities and beliefs about personal responsibility. Yet, there is little evidence to support these linkages and explain how they take place, especially among Latinos. This study analyzes attitudes towards PLWHA among 643 Latino gay/bisexual men and transgender (GBT) people. It examines whether discriminatory actions are predicted by beliefs about personal responsibility and internalized homosexual stigma. Results indicate that Discriminatory Actions towards PLWHA is associated with HIV/AIDS Personal Responsibility Beliefs and Internalized Homosexual Stigma. Further, HIV/AIDS Personal Responsibility Beliefs partially mediates the relationship between Internalized Homosexual Stigma and Discriminatory Actions towards PLWHA. Latino GBT persons who have internalized negative views about homosexuality may project those onto PLWHA. They may think PLWHA are responsible for their serostatus and, hence, deserving of rejection.
Authors:
Jesus Ramirez-Valles; Yamile Molina; Jessica Dirkes
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural    
Journal Detail:
Title:  AIDS education and prevention : official publication of the International Society for AIDS Education     Volume:  25     ISSN:  1943-2755     ISO Abbreviation:  AIDS Educ Prev     Publication Date:  2013 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-05-01     Completed Date:  2013-07-01     Revised Date:  2013-07-25    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9002873     Medline TA:  AIDS Educ Prev     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  179-89     Citation Subset:  IM; X    
Affiliation:
Community Health Sciences, School of Public Health, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1603 W. Taylor, Chicago, IL 60612-4394, USA. valles@uic.edu
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Adult
Aged
Attitude
Bisexuality / ethnology,  psychology*
Cross-Sectional Studies
Culture
Discrimination (Psychology)
Guilt
HIV Infections / ethnology,  psychology*
Homosexuality, Male / ethnology,  psychology*
Humans
Interviews as Topic
Logistic Models
Male
Middle Aged
Prejudice
Self Concept
Social Stigma*
Socioeconomic Factors
Transgendered Persons / psychology*,  statistics & numerical data
United States / epidemiology
Young Adult
Grant Support
ID/Acronym/Agency:
P50 CA148143/CA/NCI NIH HHS; P50CA148143/CA/NCI NIH HHS; R01 MH062937/MH/NIMH NIH HHS; R01MH62937-01/MH/NIMH NIH HHS
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