Exploring Service Provider Perceptions of Treatment Barriers Facing Black, Non-Gay-Identified MSMW
Non-gay-identified men who have sex with men and women and who use alcohol and other drugs are a vulnerable population. Little is known about health and medical service provider interaction with these underserved clients. This article presents a thematic analysis of two focus groups undertaken with social and medical service providers regarding the needs of non-gay-identified men who have sex with men and women. Four emergent themes (labeling, constructions of masculinity, HIV/AIDS awareness, and treatment success) illustrate perceived barriers to HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment, as well as treatment success. Implications for policy, practice, and future research are discussed.
MSU Digital Commons Citation
Forenza, Bradley and Benoit, Ellen, "Exploring Service Provider Perceptions of Treatment Barriers Facing Black, Non-Gay-Identified MSMW" (2016). Department of Social Work and Child Advocacy Faculty Scholarship and Creative Works. 46.