Impact of Neighborhoods and Networks on HIV Prevention and Care Behaviors Among Black MSM in the Deep South
Funded by: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Project dates: May 2016 - April 2020
Principal Investigator: Duncan, Dustin
Principal Investigator: Hickson DA
Principal Investigator: Schneider JA

This project used real-time geospatial methods to investigate relationships between GPS-defined activity space neighborhoods, social and sexual networks, and HIV prevention and care behaviors among Black MSM in the Jackson, Mississippi metropolitan statistical area (MSA), a population in the United States heavily impacted by HIV/AIDS.

Abstract on NIH RePORTER
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Driver R, Schneider JA, Hickson DA, Timmins L, Brewer RA, Goedel WC, Duncan DT (2023).
Sexual orientation, HIV vulnerability-enhancing behaviors and HIV status neutral care among Black cisgender sexual minority men in the Deep South: The N2 cohort study
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Duncan DT, Ransome Y, Park SH, Jackson SD, Kawachi I, Branas CC, Knox J, Al-Ajlouni YA, Mountcastle H, Miles CH, Hickson DA (2021).
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English D, Hickson DA, Callander D, Goodman MS, Duncan DT (2020).
Racial discrimination, sexual partner race/ethnicity, and depressive symptoms among Black sexual minority men
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Duncan DT, Callander D, Bowleg L, Park SH, Brinkley-Rubinstein L, Theall KP, Hickson DA (2020).
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Duncan DT, Sutton MY, Park SH, Callander D, Kim B, Jeffries WL, Henny KD, Harry-Hernandez S, Barber S, Hickson DA (2020).
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Hickson DA, Truong NL, Smith-Bankhead N, Sturdevant N, Duncan DT, Schnorr J, Gipson JA, Mena LA (2015).
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