African-American men's exposure to music videos and their sexual attitudes and risk behaviour

Ralph J. Diclemente, Adannaa O. Alexander, Nikia D. Braxton, Janelle M. Ricks, Puja Seth

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Background Media is a social determinant of HIV and sexually transmissible infection (STI) risk. However, limited empirical data have examined men's media exposure and their sexual attitudes and behaviour towards women. Methods: Eighty heterosexual African-American men were assessed on their exposure to music videos, sexual attitudes and behaviour. They also were tested for STIs. Results: Findings indicated that men influenced by music videos reported more sexual adventurism, more condom barriers, more lifetime sexual partners, more condom request refusals, substance abuse and a history of incarceration. Conclusions: Further longitudinal research is needed to better understand this relationship and to address the role of media in HIV and STI prevention interventions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)279-281
Number of pages3
JournalSexual Health
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2013


  • Black
  • HIV
  • STI.
  • social determinants

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Infectious Diseases


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