Hepatitis vaccination and infection among gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men who attend gyms in New York City

Daniel E. Siconolfi, Perry N. Halkitis, Meighan E. Rogers

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Abstract

The authors examined hepatitis A virus (HAV) and hepatitis B virus (HBV) vaccination rates, hepatitis infection, and health care access in a gym-attending sample of 311 gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (MSM) in New York City. Overall, 69% reported having been vaccinated for HAV and 70% reported having been vaccinated for HBV. Multivariate models were used to identify predictors of HAV and HBV vaccination, and younger men, HIV-positive men, and men who had access to a doctor or clinic were more likely to be vaccinated than older men, HIVnegative men, and men without access to a doctor or clinic. Men with health insurance coverage were more likely to have received HBV vaccination than men without coverage. Findings indicate that there is still a significant proportion of unvaccinated men in our sample.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)141-149
Number of pages9
JournalAmerican Journal of Men's Health
Volume3
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2009

Keywords

  • Gay and bisexual men
  • Health care
  • Hepatitis
  • MSM
  • Vaccination

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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