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

Characterizing geosocial-networking app usage among young black colored males who possess intercourse with guys: A multi-city cross-sectional survey into 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 men that have intercourse with guys (YBMSM) when you look at 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 who possess intercourse with males (MSM) commonly utilize geosocial networking apps to meet up with intimate lovers. But, there is certainly too little literary works checking out geosocial networking software use within this population that is particular. Goal: Our aim was to examine the traits, choices, and habits of a geographically diverse test of geosocial networking app-using YBMSM within the United that is southern states. Techniques: information had been gathered from an example of 75 YBMSM across three towns (Gulfport, Mississippi; Jackson, Mississippi; and brand New Orleans, Louisiana). Multiple aspects of geosocial networking app use had been examined, including overall app usage, chronilogical age of participant at very very very first software use, particular apps utilized, reasons for application usage, photos introduced on apps, logon times and extent, quantity of communications delivered and gotten, and characteristics of and behaviors with partners came across on apps. Survey measures of app-met partner and intimate behavior traits examined at midpoint (Day 7) and completion visits (Day 14) had been contrasted utilizing McNemar’s test or Wilcoxon test that is signed-rank. In addition, we evaluated activity areas produced from GPS products that individuals wore for just two days. outcomes: regarding the 70 individuals whom taken care of immediately the app-use that is overall, very nearly three-quarters (53/70, 76%) had ever utilized geosocial networking apps. Jack’d had been the absolute most widely used geosocial networking application (37/53, 70%), accompanied by Adam4Adam (22/53, 42%), and Grindr (19/53, 36%). The mean and median quantity of apps utilized had been 4.3 (SD 2.7) and 4.0 (range 0-13), correspondingly. Most app-using participants displayed their face in the profile image (35/52, 67%), whereas fewer displayed their legs that are bare2/52, 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%) regarding the test reported making use of the apps to “kill time” when bored. A minority (9/53, 17%) reported with the apps to fulfill visitors 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%) stated that the HIV status of these partners that are app-met negative, and 26% (14/53) stated that they failed to understand their partner’s HIV status. There is a difference that is significant GPS task areas between software utilizing 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 up intimate lovers among our test of YBMSM when you look at the United that is southern states common, with a diverse array of software use behaviors being reported. Further research should characterize the relationship between geosocial networking application use and engagement in intimate habits that increase danger for HIV purchase and transmission. In addition, geosocial networking apps provide a promising platform for HIV prevention interventions focusing on YBMSM whom make use of these apps.

Keywords

  • Ebony MSM
  • Dating apps
  • avoidance
  • Homosexuality
  • Male
  • Guys who possess intercourse with males
  • Mobile phone apps
  • Cell phones
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  • Wellness Informatics
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  • In: JMIR mHealth and uHealth , Vol. 6, No. 6, e10316, 06.2018.

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