Thursday, December 4, 2014

Intimate Partner Violence in Gay Men

QUESTION: how does intimate partner violence (IPV) affect the health of homeosexual men?

METHODS: a database review was performed.

RESULTS:
  • For victims, exposure to IPV was associated with increased odds of substance use, being HIV positive, reporting depressive symptoms, and engagement in unprotected anal sex.
  • For perpetrators, IPV was associated with increased odds of substance use. 
 CONCLUSIONS: victims of IPV among gay men have significant associated adverse health issues, which are greater in magnitude than that observed by the perpetrators.

PLoS Med. 2014 Mar;11(3):e1001609a
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