Understanding Prevention for HIV Positive Gay Men

Innovative Approaches in Addressing the AIDS Epidemic

  • Leo Wilton

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Contexts

  3. Prevention

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 119-119
    2. Michael J. Stirratt, Cynthia I. Grossman
      Pages 121-149
    3. Jaclyn M. White Hughto, Janna R. Gordon, Matthew J. Mimiaga
      Pages 151-192
    4. John A. Schneider, Alida M. Bouris
      Pages 193-221
  4. Communities

  5. Structural Contexts

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 425-434

About this book


This innovative collection offers a wide-ranging palette of psychological, public health, and sociopolitical approaches toward addressing the multi-level prevention needs of gay men living with HIV and AIDS. This book advances our understanding of comprehensive health care, risk and preventive behaviors, sources of mental distress and resilience, treatment adherence, and the experiences of gay men’s communities such as communities of color, youth, faith communities, and the house ball community. Interventions span biomedical, behavioral, structural, and technological approaches toward critical goals, including bolstering the immune system, promoting safer sexual practices, reducing HIV-related stigma and discrimination, and eliminating barriers to care. The emphasis throughout these diverse chapters is on evidence-based, client-centered practice, coordination of care, and inclusive, culturally responsive services.

Included in the coverage:

  • Comprehensive primary health care for HIV positive gay men
  • From pathology to resiliency: understanding the mental health of HIV positive gay men
  • Emerging and innovative prevention strategies for HIV positive gay men
  • Understanding the developmental and psychosocial needs of HIV positive gay adolescent males
  • Social networks of HIV positive gay men: their role and importance in HIV prevention
  • HIV positive gay men, health care, legal rights, and policy issues


Understanding Prevention for HIV Positive Gay Men will interest academics, researchers, prevention experts, practitioners, and policymakers in public health. It will also be important to research organizations, nonprofit organizations, and clinical agencies, as well as graduate programs related to public health, consultation, and advocacy.


AIDS epidemic Gay community HIV prevention HIV/AIDS MSM Men who have sex with men Secondary HIV Prevention HIV-positive gay men HIV-related health disparities community health living with HIV men's studies

Editors and affiliations

  • Leo Wilton
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Human DevelopmentCollege of Community and Public Affairs (CCPA), State University of New York at BinghamtonBinghamtonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media LLC 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4419-0202-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4419-0203-0
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