Authors: Donte T Boyd, Gamji M’Rabiu Abubakari, DeAnne Turner, S Raquel Ramos, Mandy J Hill, LaRon E Nelson.

Publication date: 2022/3/1

Journal: Children

Volume: 9

Issue: 3

Pages: 330

Publisher: MDPI

Description: This study employs the ecodevelopmental theory to examine the influence of mother and father bonding, family engagement in healthcare, and family support on PrEP stigma among BLMSM. We used a cross-sectional sample from wave five of the Healthy Young Men (HYM) study, with a survey sample of 399 participants aged 16–24 years. We conducted two-path analyses to test multiple hypotheses: (1) mother/father bonding is associated with an increase in family engagement in healthcare; (2) family engagement in healthcare is associated with family social support; and (3) family social support is associated with PrEP stigma. Family social support was negatively correlated with PrEP stigma (r = −0.15; p < 0.001). The findings show that families either led by a Black/Latino father or mother have a significant impact on the sexual health-seeking behavior of BLMSM and their perception of HIV and PrEP.

Total citations: Cited by 5-2022/2023

Scholar articles: The influence of family bonding, support, engagement in healthcare, on PrEP stigma among young Black and Latino men who have sex with men: a path analysis. DT Boyd, GMR Abubakari, DA Turner, SR Ramos… - Children, 2022.

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