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Characterizing geosocial-networking app usage among young black colored males who possess intercourse with males: A multi-city cross-sectional study within the Southern United States

Dustin T. Duncan , Su Hyun Park, H. Rhodes Hambrick, Derek T. Dangerfield, William C. Goedel, Russell Brewer, Ofole Mgbako, Joseph Lindsey, Seann D. Regan, Demarc A. Hickson

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Background: Understanding where and exactly how young black colored males who possess intercourse with guys (YBMSM) when you look at the United that is southern states their intimate lovers is germane to comprehending the underlying facets adding to the ongoing HIV transmission in this community. Guys that have intercourse with males (MSM) commonly utilize geosocial networking apps to meet up with partners that are sexual. But, there is certainly a not enough literary works exploring geosocial networking software used in this specific populace. Goal: Our aim would be to examine the faculties, choices, and habits of a geographically diverse test of geosocial networking app-using YBMSM within the United that is southern states. Practices: information had been gathered from an example of 75 YBMSM across three towns (Gulfport, Mississippi; Jackson, Mississippi; and brand New Orleans, Louisiana). Numerous facets of geosocial networking app use were assessed, including overall use that is app chronilogical age of participant at very very first software use, certain apps utilized, reasons for software usage, photos offered on apps, logon times and timeframe, quantity of communications delivered and gotten, and characteristics of and behaviors with partners met on apps. Survey measures of app-met partner and intimate behavior faculties evaluated at midpoint (Day 7) and conclusion visits (Day 14) had been contrasted utilizing McNemar’s test or Wilcoxon test that is signed-rank. In addition, we evaluated activity areas produced from GPS products that individuals wore for just two months. Outcomes: regarding the 70 participants whom responded to the app-use that is overall, almost three-quarters (53/70, 76%) had ever utilized geosocial networking apps. Jack’d ended up being the absolute most widely used geosocial networking application (37/53, 70%), accompanied by Adam4Adam (22/53, 42%), and Grindr (19/53, 36%). The mean and median wide range of apps utilized had been 4.3 (SD 2.7) and 4.0 (range 0-13), correspondingly. Most app-using participants displayed their face regarding the profile image (35/52, 67%), whereas less exhibited their legs that are bare2/52, 4%) or bare buttocks (or ass; 2/52, 4%). The age that is mean the initiation of application use had been 20.1 years (SD 2.78) which range from 13-26 years. Two-thirds (35/53, 66%) for the test reported making use of the apps to “kill time” when bored. A minority (9/53, 17%) reported using the apps to generally meet individuals to have sex/hook up with. The majority that is vast of reported fulfilling black colored lovers for intercourse. Over two-thirds (36/53, 68%) stated that the HIV status of the partners that are app-met negative, and 26% (14/53) reported that they didn’t understand their partner’s HIV status. There is a significant distinction in GPS task areas between software utilizing YBMSM in comparison to nonapp making use of YBMSM (2719.54 kilometer 2 vs 1855.68 kilometer 2 , P=.011). Conclusions: Use of geosocial networking apps to meet up intimate lovers among our test of YBMSM within the United that is southern states typical, with a varied variety of software use behaviors being reported. Further research should characterize the relationship between geosocial networking software engagement and use in intimate habits that increase danger for HIV purchase and transmission. In addition, geosocial networking apps provide a promising platform for HIV prevention interventions targeting YBMSM whom make use of these apps.


  • Ebony MSM
  • Dating apps
  • avoidance
  • Homosexuality
  • Male
  • Guys who’ve sex with guys
  • Cellphone apps
  • Cellphones
  • ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Wellness Informatics
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  • In: JMIR mHealth and uHealth , Vol. 6, # 6, e10316, 06.2018.

    Research production : Contribution to journal › Article

    T1 — Characterizing geosocial-networking software use among young black colored men whom have sexual intercourse with guys

    T2 — A multi-city survey that is cross-sectional the Southern usa

    AU — Duncan, Dustin T.

    AU — Park, Su Hyun

    AU — Hambrick, H. Rhodes

    AU — Dangerfield, Derek T.

    AU — Goedel, William C.

    AU — Brewer, Russell

    AU — Mgbako, Ofole

    AU — Lindsey, Joseph

    AU — Regan, Seann D.

    AU — Hickson, Demarc The.


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