AIDS and Behavior

, Volume 15, Issue 3, pp 596–606

HIV Prevalence Rates Among Men Who Have Sex with Men in the Southern United States: Population-Based Estimates by Race/Ethnicity

  • Spencer Lieb
  • Joseph Prejean
  • Daniel R. Thompson
  • Stephen J. Fallon
  • Hannah Cooper
  • Gary J. Gates
  • Thomas M. Liberti
  • Samuel R. Friedman
  • Robert M. Malow
Original paper

DOI: 10.1007/s10461-010-9820-y

Cite this article as:
Lieb, S., Prejean, J., Thompson, D.R. et al. AIDS Behav (2011) 15: 596. doi:10.1007/s10461-010-9820-y

Abstract

States across the U.S. lack effective ways to quantify HIV prevalence rates among men who have sex with men (MSM). We estimated population-based HIV prevalence rates among MSM in the 17 southern states by race/ethnicity. Through 2007, estimated HIV prevalence rates per 100,000 MSM ranged from 2,607.6 among white (non-Hispanic) MSM in Maryland to 41,512.9 among black (non-Hispanic) MSM in the District of Columbia. Black MSM rates significantly exceeded Hispanic and white MSM rates in each state. Significant racial/ethnic disparities in rates persisted in a sensitivity analysis examining the possibility that minority MSM populations had been underestimated in each state. Compared with black, Hispanic, and white non-MSM males, respectively, rates at the regional level were 25.2 times higher for black MSM, 43.0 times higher for Hispanic MSM, and 106.0 times higher for white MSM. State-level analysis of racial/ethnic-specific MSM HIV prevalence rates can help guide resource allocation and assist advocacy.

Keywords

Men who have sex with men HIV/AIDS HIV prevalence Epidemic modeling Racial/ethnic disparities 

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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  • Spencer Lieb
    • 1
  • Joseph Prejean
    • 2
  • Daniel R. Thompson
    • 1
  • Stephen J. Fallon
    • 3
  • Hannah Cooper
    • 4
  • Gary J. Gates
    • 5
  • Thomas M. Liberti
    • 1
  • Samuel R. Friedman
    • 6
    • 7
  • Robert M. Malow
    • 8
  1. 1.Florida Department of HealthBureau of HIV/AIDSTallahasseeUSA
  2. 2.Division of HIV/AIDS PreventionCenters for Disease Control and PreventionAtlantaUSA
  3. 3.Skills4, IncorporatedFort LauderdaleUSA
  4. 4.Rollins School of Public HealthEmory UniversityAtlantaUSA
  5. 5.The Williams InstituteUCLA School of LawLos AngelesUSA
  6. 6.National Development and Research Institutes, IncNew YorkUSA
  7. 7.Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public HealthJohns Hopkins UniversityBaltimoreUSA
  8. 8.Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social WorkFlorida International UniversityMiamiUSA

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