AIDS and Behavior

, Volume 8, Issue 2, pp 185–197

Sexual Behaviors and Risks Among Bisexually- and Gay-Identified Young Latino Men


    • Education Development Center, Inc.
  • Lydia O'donnell
    • Education Development Center, Inc.
  • Ann Stueve
    • Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University
    • Education Development Center, Inc.
  • Alexi San Doval
    • Education Development Center, Inc.
  • Richard Duran
    • Education Development Center, Inc.
  • Sue Vargo
    • Education Development Center, Inc.

DOI: 10.1023/B:AIBE.0000030249.11679.d0

Cite this article as:
Agronick, G., O'donnell, L., Stueve, A. et al. AIDS Behav (2004) 8: 185. doi:10.1023/B:AIBE.0000030249.11679.d0


This research compares patterns of sexual behavior and sexual risk of bisexually- and gay-identified Latino young men who have sex with men (YMSM). Four hundred forty-one Latino YMSM were surveyed at community venues in New York City. Twenty-two percent of the sample identified as bisexual, and 78% identified as gay. Bisexually-identified men were more likely to report having had multiple male sex partners in the last 3 months and less likely to report being exclusively involved with a main male partner. They were also approximately 31/2; times more likely to report unprotected insertive anal intercourse at last sexual contact with a nonmain male partner and more likely to report being high at last contact with both main and nonmain male partners. Findings suggest that prevention programs need to address the particular sexual risk patterns of bisexually-identified Latino YMSM that place them at risk of both HIV infection and transmission.

HIV preventionsexual riskLatino healthgay and bisexual self-identification

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