Characterizing geosocial-networking app use among young black colored males who possess intercourse with guys: A multi-city cross-sectional study within the Southern United States

Characterizing geosocial-networking app use among young black colored males who possess intercourse with guys: <a href="https://anastasiadates.net"><img src="https://blockchainbahamasconference.com/img/794016.jpg" alt=""></a> A multi-city cross-sectional study within the Southern United States

Dustin T. Duncan , Su Hyun Park, H. Rhodes Hambrick, Derek T. Dangerfield, William C. Goedel, Russell Brewer, Ofole Mgbako, Joseph Lindsey, Seann D. Regan, Demarc A. Hickson

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Abstract

Background: Understanding where and exactly how young black colored males that have intercourse with men (YBMSM) within the United that is southern states their intimate partners is germane to knowing the underlying facets adding to the ongoing HIV transmission in this community. Guys that have intercourse with males (MSM) commonly utilize geosocial networking apps to meet up intimate lovers. Nevertheless, there is certainly deficiencies in literary works checking out geosocial networking software used in this specific populace. Goal: Our aim would be to examine the traits, preferences, and actions of a geographically diverse test of geosocial networking app-using YBMSM within the southern United States. Practices: information had been gathered from an example of 75 YBMSM across three urban centers (Gulfport, Mississippi; Jackson, Mississippi; and brand brand New Orleans, Louisiana). Numerous components of geosocial networking app use had been examined, including overall app usage, chronilogical age of participant at very first application use, particular apps utilized, reasons for app use, photos introduced on apps, logon times and extent, wide range of communications delivered and gotten, and characteristics of and behaviors with partners came across on apps. Survey measures of app-met partner and sexual behavior traits examined at midpoint (Day 7) and conclusion visits (Day 14) had been contrasted using McNemar’s test or Wilcoxon signed-rank test. In addition, we evaluated activity areas based on GPS products that individuals wore for just two weeks. Outcomes: associated with the 70 individuals whom taken care of immediately the overall app-use product, very nearly three-quarters (53/70, 76%) had ever utilized geosocial networking apps. Jack’d had been the absolute most widely used networking that is geosocial (37/53, 70%), followed closely by Adam4Adam (22/53, 42%), and Grindr (19/53, 36%). The mean and number that is median of utilized had been 4.3 (SD 2.7) and 4.0 (range 0-13), correspondingly. Most app-using participants exhibited their face regarding the profile photo (35/52, 67%), whereas less exhibited their bare feet (2/52, 4%) or bare buttocks (or ass; 2/52, 4%). The age that is mean the initiation of application use had been 20.1 years (SD 2.78) which range from 13-26 years. Two-thirds (35/53, 66%) for the test reported utilizing the apps to “kill time” when bored. A minority (9/53, 17%) reported using the apps to satisfy individuals to have sex/hook up with. The majority that is vast of reported fulfilling black colored lovers for intercourse. Over two-thirds (36/53, 68%) reported that the HIV status of their partners that are app-met negative, and 26% (14/53) stated that they failed to understand their partner’s HIV status. There was clearly a significant difference between GPS task areas between software making use of YBMSM in comparison to nonapp making use of YBMSM (2719.54 kilometer 2 vs 1855.68 kilometer 2 , P=.011). Conclusions: Use of geosocial networking apps to meet intimate lovers among our sample of YBMSM into the United that is southern states typical, with a varied array of application use behaviors being reported. Further research should characterize the relationship between geosocial networking software engagement and use in intimate behaviors that increase danger for HIV acquisition and transmission. In addition, geosocial networking apps provide a promising platform for HIV prevention interventions targeting YBMSM whom utilize these apps.

Keywords

  • Ebony MSM
  • Dating apps
  • avoidance
  • Homosexuality
  • Male
  • Men that have intercourse with guys
  • Mobile phone apps
  • Smart phones
  • ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Wellness Informatics
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  • In: JMIR mHealth and uHealth , Vol. 6, No. 6, e10316, 06.2018.

    Research production : Contribution to journal › Article

    T1 – Characterizing geosocial-networking software use among young men that are black have sexual intercourse with guys

    T2 – A multi-city cross-sectional survey in the Southern usa

    AU – Duncan, Dustin T.

    AU – Park, Su Hyun

    AU – Hambrick, H. Rhodes

    AU – Dangerfield, Derek T.

    AU – Goedel, William C.

    AU – Brewer, Russell

    AU – Mgbako, Ofole

    AU – Lindsey, Joseph

    AU – Regan, Seann D.

    AU – Hickson, Demarc The.

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