"Moving from one environment to another, it doesn't automatically change everything". Exploring the transnational experience of Asian-born gay and bisexual men who have sex with men newly arrived in Australia
Tiffany R Phillips, Nicholas Medland, Eric PF Chow, Kate Maddaford, Rebecca Wigan, Christopher K Fairley, Jason J Ong, Jade E Bilardi
PLoS One | PUBLIC LIBRARY SCIENCE | Published : 2020
Asian-born gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (gbMSM) who are newly arrived in Australia are at a higher risk of acquiring HIV than Australian-born gbMSM. We used a social constructionist framework to explore HIV knowledge and prevention strategies used by newly-arrived Asian-born gbMSM. Twenty four Asian-born gbMSM, aged 20-34 years, attending Melbourne Sexual Health Centre, who arrived in Australia in the preceding five years, participated in semi-structured, face-to-face interviews. Interviews were recorded, transcribed verbatim and analysed thematically. Participants described hiding their sexual identities in their country of origin, particularly from family members, due ..View full abstract
This study was funded by Gilead Pharmaceuticals research fellowship. The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript. https://gileadfellowship.com.au/.