Parents as Agents of HIV Prevention for Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Youth



Young men who have sex with men (MSM) account for the majority of HIV infections among young people in the United States and young women who have sex with women and men can also become infected with HIV. While family-based approaches have been established for other groups of youth, very few have been developed and tested with sexual minority youth. This chapter reviews evidence for the feasibility of developing family-based programs for these youth as well some of the factors that should be incorporated into such an approach.


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Dr. Mustanski would like to acknowledge the support of NIMH for supporting Project Q (PI: Garofalo; R03MH070812) and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, William T Grant Foundation, and David Bohnett Foundation for supporting Project Q2 (PI: Mustanski). He would also like to acknowledge the collaborations of Drs. Garofalo, Donenberg, Kuhns, and his research staff in the IMPACT Program, including Erin Emerson, Steve Garcia, Louisa Bigelow, Michael Newcomb, and Katherine Samuels. Thanks to all of the youth who have participated in the research described here and for the youth services provided by Howard Brown Health Center.

Dr. Hunter would like to acknowledge the Hetrick-Martin Institute for their continuing work with LGBT youth in New York City.


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  1. 1.Northwestern UniversityEvanstonUSA

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