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Leigh A. Bukowski
University of Pittsburgh
PsychiatryPsychosocialMen who have sex with menTransgenderMedicine
18Publications
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#1Cristian J. Chandler (University of Pittsburgh)H-Index: 4
#1Cristian J. Chandler (Yale University)
Last. James E. Egan (University of Pittsburgh)H-Index: 20
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HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) has shown great promise in reducing HIV transmission among affected populations; however, PrEP uptake among Black men who have sex with men (BMSM) has stalled. T...
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#1Jessica L. Maksut (Johns Hopkins University)H-Index: 6
#2Rachel E. Gicquelais (Johns Hopkins University)H-Index: 2
Last. Ron Stall (University of Pittsburgh)H-Index: 53
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Abstract Objective Black gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (BMSM) are at elevated risk for HIV infection in the United States. BMSM who inject drugs may be face even higher HIV risk. Methods Random time-location sampling was used to survey BMSM attending Black Pride events in 6 U.S. cities about HIV risk and protective behaviors, including injection drug use, prior HIV testing, and pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). 3,429 individuals who reported a HIV negative/unknown serostatus ...
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#1Cristian J. Chandler (Emory University)H-Index: 4
#2Leigh A. Bukowski (University of Pittsburgh)H-Index: 6
Last. Ron Stall (University of Pittsburgh)H-Index: 53
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Syndemic production theory has been used to explore HIV transmission risk or infections but has not been used to investigate prevention behavior, or with large samples of non-Whites. This analysis is the first to explore the impact of syndemic factors on previous six-month HIV screening behavior among US Black MSM. Data from Promoting Our Worth, Equality and Resilience (POWER) were analyzed from 3294 participants using syndemic variable counts and measures of interaction/synergy. Syndemic variab...
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#1Andre L. Brown (University of Pittsburgh)H-Index: 3
#2Jordan M. SangH-Index: 3
Last. Cristian J. ChandlerH-Index: 4
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#1Stephanie L. Creasy (University of Pittsburgh)H-Index: 3
#2Emmett R. Henderson (University of Pittsburgh)H-Index: 2
Last. Mary Hawk (University of Pittsburgh)H-Index: 8
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Black men who have sex with men (BMSM) have the highest HIV incidence rate among all MSM in the United States (US), and are also disproportionately affected by homelessness and housing instability. However, little is known about the effects of homelessness on the HIV testing and care continuum for BMSM. Between 2014 and 2017, the Promoting Our Worth, Equality, and Resilience (POWER) study collected data and offered HIV testing to 4184 BMSM at Black Pride events in six US cities. Bivariate analys...
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#1Derrick D. Matthews (UNC: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)H-Index: 14
#2Jordan M. Sang (University of Pittsburgh)H-Index: 3
Last. Ron Stall (University of Pittsburgh)H-Index: 53
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HIV testing remains a critical point of entry to HIV treatment services and now biomedical prevention as well. Yet despite the high HIV prevalence among Black men who have sex with men (MSM), insufficient attention has been given to factors associated with those Black MSM in the United States who have never received an HIV test in their lifetime. Promoting Our Worth, Equality, & Resilience (POWER) is a cross-sectional observational study that recruited Black MSM at Black Pride events across six ...
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#1M. Reuel Friedman (University of Pittsburgh)H-Index: 14
#2Jordan M. Sang (University of Pittsburgh)H-Index: 3
Last. Ron Stall (University of Pittsburgh)H-Index: 53
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Men who have sex with men and women (MSMW), including those who are Black, experience HIV-related disparities compared to men who have sex with men only (MSMO). Few studies have assessed the prevalence and correlates of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) awareness and use among Black MSMW. We recruited MSM ≥ 18 attending Black Gay Pride events between 2014–2017. We conducted multivariable logistic regressions to assess differences in PrEP awareness and use among HIV-negative Black MSM (n = 2398) an...
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#1Cristian J. Chandler (University of Pittsburgh)
#2Jordan M. Sang (University of Pittsburgh)H-Index: 3
Last. Derrick D. Matthews (University of Pittsburgh)H-Index: 14
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ABSTRACTBlack men who have sex with men (BMSM) have the highest HIV incidence rates among all men who have sex with men (MSM) and have been less likely than other MSM to be diagnosed, linked or ret...
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#1Leigh A. Bukowski (University of Pittsburgh)H-Index: 6
#2Melvin C. Hampton (NYU: New York University)H-Index: 5
Last. Ron Stall (University of Pittsburgh)H-Index: 53
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Depression among Black transgender women (BTW) in the USA is an often understudied mental health concern with far-reaching consequences for overall physical and mental health at both the individual and community levels. Intimate partner violence (IPV) among BTW is also a frequently understudied and important social determinant of health in need of further exploration. This study sought to address the gap in research on the relationship between IPV and depression among BTW using a time- and locat...
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#1M. Reuel Friedman (University of Pittsburgh)H-Index: 14
#2Leigh A. Bukowski (University of Pittsburgh)H-Index: 6
Last. Ron Stall (University of Pittsburgh)H-Index: 53
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Compared with Black gay men, Black bisexual men experience psychosocial health disparities, including depression, polydrug use, physical assault, and intimate partner violence (IPV). Black bisexual men are also less likely to disclose their sexuality, which may result in them receiving less sexual minority community support, exacerbating psychosocial health disparities. We assessed relationships between bisexual behavior, bisexual identity, sexuality nondisclosure, gay community support, and psy...
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