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

Academic Article


  • 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.
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  • AIDS, HIV, church attendance, religion, Adult, CD4 Lymphocyte Count, Cross-Sectional Studies, Female, HIV Infections, Homosexuality, Male, Humans, Male, Religion
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    Author List

  • Van Wagoner N; Mugavero M; Westfall A; Hollimon J; Slater LZ; Burkholder G; Raper JL; Hook EW
  • Start Page

  • 295
  • End Page

  • 299
  • Volume

  • 58
  • Issue

  • 2