An overlooked majority: HIV-positive gay men who smoke

Phillips, J. Craig, Oliffe, John L., Ensom, Mary H. H., Bottorff, Joan L., Bissell, Laura J. L., Boomer, Jack, O’Brien, Kerry MacKelvie, Howard, Terry and Khara, Milan (2012) An overlooked majority: HIV-positive gay men who smoke. Journal of Men's Health, 9 1: 17-24. doi:10.1016/j.jomh.2011.11.003

Author Phillips, J. Craig
Oliffe, John L.
Ensom, Mary H. H.
Bottorff, Joan L.
Bissell, Laura J. L.
Boomer, Jack
O’Brien, Kerry MacKelvie
Howard, Terry
Khara, Milan
Title An overlooked majority: HIV-positive gay men who smoke
Journal name Journal of Men's Health   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1875-6867
Publication date 2012-03
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.jomh.2011.11.003
Open Access Status
Volume 9
Issue 1
Start page 17
End page 24
Total pages 8
Place of publication Amsterdam, Netherlands
Publisher Elsevier
Language eng
Abstract Therapeutic advances have dramatically improved health outcomes and life expectancy among persons living with HIV, but gains in life expectancy achieved by antiretroviral therapy may be mitigated by other health risk behaviours. HIV-positive gay men are especially at-risk for smoking and its adverse health risks. This scoping review summarizes evidence related to HIV and smoking, paying particular attention to gay men's masculinities as a means of providing direction for tailored tobacco cessation interventions for this vulnerable group. HIV-positive gay men face challenges with managing a complex disease and its psychological and social issues require tailored tobacco cessation interventions cognisant of the diverse social contexts in which they live. Although tobacco cessation intervention research among these men is limited, we make some recommendations to guide researchers and health care providers who work with these men.
Keyword Health promotion
Men's health behaviour
Tobacco cessation
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work Publications
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