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Title: Sexual abuse and HIV-risk behaviour among black and minority ethnic men who have sex with men in the UK
Authors: Jaspal, Rusi 
Lopes, Barbara 
Jamal, Zahra 
Paccoud, Ivana 
Sekhon, Parminder 
Keywords: Sexual abuse; psychological adversity; HIV; maladaptive coping; drug use
Issue Date: 3-Jan-2018
Publisher: Mental Health, Religion & Culture
Citation: Rusi Jaspal, Barbara Lopes, Zahra Jamal, Ivana Paccoud & Parminder Sekhon (2017) Sexual abuse and HIV-risk behaviour among black and minority ethnic men who have sex with men in the UK, Mental Health, Religion & Culture, 20:8, 841-853, DOI: 10.1080/13674676.2017.1414170
Volume: 20
Abstract: Black and minority ethnic (BME) men who have sex with men (MSM) face a major burden in relation to HIV infection. It was hypothesised that sexual abuse would predict sexual risk-taking, and that this relationship would be mediated by victimisation and maladaptive coping variables. Four hundred and thirty-two BME MSM completed the survey; 54% reported no sexual abuse and 27% reported sexual abuse. Mann–Whitney tests showed that MSM with a history of sexual abuse reported higher frequency of drug use, and of homophobia and racism than those reporting no prior sexual abuse. A structural equation model showed that the experience of sexual abuse was positively associated with sexual risk-taking and that this relationship was mediated by victimisation variables: frequency of racism and frequency of homophobia and by the maladaptive coping variable: frequency of drug use. The findings can inform the design of psycho-sexual and behavioural interventions for BME MSM.
DOI: 10.1080/13674676.2017.1414170
Rights: openAccess
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