Resilience processes demonstrated by young gay and bisexual men living with HIV: implications for intervention.

TitleResilience processes demonstrated by young gay and bisexual men living with HIV: implications for intervention.
Publication TypePublication
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsHarper GW, Bruce D, Hosek SG, M Fern√°ndez I, Rood BA
JournalAIDS Patient Care STDS
Volume28
Issue12
Pagination666-76
Date Published2014 Dec
ISSN1557-7449
KeywordsAdaptation, Psychological, Adolescent, African Americans, Bisexuality, Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice, Hispanic Americans, Homosexuality, Male, Humans, Interpersonal Relations, Interviews as Topic, Male, Qualitative Research, Resilience, Psychological, Social Support, Surveys and Questionnaires, United States, Young Adult
Abstract

<p>Given the increasing numbers of young gay/bisexual men (YGBM) diagnosed with HIV, it is important to understand the resilience processes enacted by this population in order to develop interventions that support their healthy development. Qualitative interviews were conducted with 54 YGBM (ages 17 to 24; 57% African American, 22% Latino) living with HIV from four geographically diverse clinics in the United States. Resilience processes clustered into four primary thematic areas: (1) engaging in health-promoting cognitive processes; (2) enacting healthy behavioral practices; (3) enlisting social support from others; and (4) empowering other young gay/bisexual men. These data suggest that YGBM living with HIV demonstrate resilience across multiple dimensions, including intrapersonal-level resilience related to individual cognitions and behaviors, as well as interpersonal-level resilience related to seeking support and providing support to others. Implications for the development of culturally-appropriate and strengths-based secondary prevention and other psychosocial interventions for YGBM living with HIV are discussed.</p>

DOI10.1089/apc.2013.0330
Alternate JournalAIDS Patient Care STDS
PubMed ID25329778
PubMed Central IDPMC4250951
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U01HD040474-09 / HD / NICHD NIH HHS / United States
2 U01 HD040474-09 / HD / NICHD NIH HHS / United States
2U01HD040474-10 / HD / NICHD NIH HHS / United States
5 U01 HD 40474 / HD / NICHD NIH HHS / United States