Church attendance in men who have sex with men diagnosed with HIV is associated with later presentation for HIV care

Nicholas Van Wagoner, Michael Mugavero, Andrew Westfall, John Hollimon, Larry Z. Slater, Greer Burkholder, James L. Raper, Edward W. Hook

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Abstract

We demonstrate an interdependent relationship between sexual behavior and church attendance on timing of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) diagnosis and presentation for care. Men who have sex with men (MSM) and who attend church are more likely to present with lower CD4+ T-lymphocyte counts than MSM who do not attend church.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)295-299
Number of pages5
JournalClinical Infectious Diseases
Volume58
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 15 2014

Keywords

  • AIDS
  • Church attendance
  • HIV
  • Religion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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