Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Many Gay Men Do Not Disclose Sexuality to Their Doctors
NY Times: Many Gays Don’t Tell Doctors Their Sexuality, Study Finds, by Sewell Chan:
A survey of 452 New York City men who had had sex with other men within the past year found that 39 percent had not disclosed their sexual orientation to their doctors, a problem particularly acute among black, Hispanic and Asian men, the city’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene announced on Wednesday.
Health officials said the survey results had troubling implications for H.I.V. prevention. The survey found, for example, that men who disclosed their sexual activity with other men were twice as likely as men who did not to have been tested for H.I.V. (63 percent versus 36 percent).