Library Documents Targeting HIV prevention messaging to a new generation gay gay, bisexual, and other young men who have sex with men Targeting HIV prevention messaging to a new generation of gay, bisexual, and other young men who have sex with men Periodical title Journal of Health Communication: International Perspectives, 18 3 HIV messaging messaging has been shown to reduce or delay high-risk sexual behaviors in young men who have sex with men YMSM. Because both these communication technologies and this new generation remain understudied, the authors investigated the manner in which YMSM interact with HIV prevention messaging. Attention paid to HIV prevention messages in various venues differed by age and sexual orientation. Across all venues, multivariate modeling indicated YMSM were more likely to access HIV messaging from the same venues at which they paid attention, with some variability explained by person characteristics age and perceived family socioeconomic status. This suggests that the one-size-fits-all approach does not hold true, and both the venue and person characteristics must be considered when generating and disseminating HIV prevention messaging.
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