• Journal Article

Gay-boy talk: Discourse for stopping HIV infections among young gay men

Citation

Mutchler, M., Ayala, G., Hebert, P., & Fernandez, R. (2004). Gay-boy talk: Discourse for stopping HIV infections among young gay men. SIECUS report, 32(1), 31-34.

Abstract

Mutchler et al discuss the importance of influencing discourse about homosexuality at the social and cultural levels in HIV-prevention efforts targeting young gay men. Based on the findings reported by young gay men regarding their safer sex and HIV-risk behaviors, the authors suggest employing a discourse conceptualized as "gay-boy talk" as a strategy for addressing factors that place young gay men at risk for HIV and for building on their strengths and protective behaviors.