ERIC Number: EJ1133455
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
Sexual Orientation Differences in HIV Testing Motivation among College Men
Kort, Daniel N.; Samsa, Gregory P.; McKellar, Mehri S.
Journal of American College Health, v65 n3 p223-227 2017
Objective: To investigate sexual orientation differences in college men's motivations for HIV testing. Participants: 665 male college students in the Southeastern United States from 2006 to 2014. Methods: Students completed a survey on HIV risk factors and testing motivations. Logistic regressions were conducted to determine the differences between heterosexual men (HM) and sexual minority men (SMM). Results: SMM were more motivated to get tested by concern over past condomless sex, while HM were more often cited supporting the testing program "on principle" and wanting a free t-shirt. SMM and HM differed in behaviors that impact HIV risk and other demographics. However, differences in testing motivation by concern over past condomless sex or wanting a free t-shirt persisted when controlling for these demographic and behavioral differences. Conclusions: Appropriately designed HIV prevention interventions on college campuses should target SMM's distinct concern over past condomless sex as a testing motivation.
Descriptors: Sexual Orientation, College Students, Males, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Gender Differences, Student Surveys, Screening Tests, Clinical Diagnosis, Student Motivation, Regression (Statistics), Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Student Behavior, Demography, Health Behavior, Statistical Analysis
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