This study looks at the socio-demographic factors that are associated with vaccination and infection prevalence in a sample of young men who have sex with men (YMSM). Data were collected through a cross sectional questionnaire that surveyed 200 men between the ages of 16 and 24. Results indicated that there was a clustering of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in the sample, with STIs significantly associated with one another. Also, the demographics of homelessness during the past 12 months and African American showed significant positive associations between STIs and negative associations between vaccinations. Results suggest the need for better access to healthcare among sub-groups of YMSM and further research on sexual networks among this population.
"Disparities of Sexually Transmitted Infections and Vaccinations among Young Men who Have Sex with Men,"
DePaul Discoveries: Vol. 3
, Article 1.
Available at: http://via.library.depaul.edu/depaul-disc/vol3/iss1/1