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October 15, 2010

Persistence of Racial Differences in Attitudes Toward Homosexuality in the United States

JAIDS Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: "Among MSM, twice as many black MSM reported that homosexuality is 'always wrong' compared with white MSM (57.1% versus 26.8%, P = 0.003). MSM with unfavorable attitudes toward homosexuality were less likely to report ever testing for HIV compared with MSM with more favorable attitudes (relative risk, 0.50; 95% confidence interval, 0.31 to 0.78).

Conclusions: US attitudes toward homosexuality are characterized by persistent racial differences, which may help explain disparities in HIV infection rates between black and white MSM."