Online Program

Sexual health among bisexual men in Mumbai, India

Monday, November 4, 2013 : 12:30 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.

Brian Dodge, PhD, Center for Sexual Health Promotion, Indiana University-Bloomington, Bloomington, IN
Swagata Banik, PhD, Department of Public Health & Prevention Sciences, Baldwin Wallace University, Berea, Greater Cleveland, OH
Vivek Anand, CEO, Humsafar Trust, Mumbai, India
Maninder Setia, M.D., MPH, PhD, Karanam Consultancy, Mumbai, India
Jessamyn Bowling, PhD, Center for Sexual Health Promotion, Indiana University-Bloomington, Charlotte, NC
Michael Reece, PhD, MPH, School of Public Health, Indiana University-Bloomington, Bloomington, IN
Introduction: The majority of previous HIV/STI research and prevention efforts have collapsed men who have sex exclusively with men (MSM) together with men who have sex with both men and women (MSMW) without focusing on the unique issues of these men, most notably their sexual behaviors with female partners. Previous studies have noted relatively high rates of behavioral bisexuality among men who have sex with men in India.

Learning Areas:

Diversity and culture
Public health or related research
Social and behavioral sciences

Learning Objectives:
Describe the diverse and distinct typologies of male bisexual behavior, and related HIV/STI risk, in Mumbai, India; Discuss the findings of preliminary focus group discussions of behaviorally bisexual men in Mumbai, India, and their utility in informing the development of a quantitative assessment of HIV/STI risk; Analyze the patterns of behaviorally bisexual men's sexual and risk behaviors with both male and female partners, as well as their meaning in the unique context of India.

Keyword(s): Bisexual, India

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am PI on this study and Chair of the APHA HIV/AIDS Section.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.