Elsevier, Applied Nursing Research, Volume 47, June 2019
‘I don't care if you think I'm gay … that won't make me either promiscuous or HIV positive’: HIV, stigma, and the paradox of the gay men's sexual health clinic - An exploratory study
Young gay men are affected by HIV. Due to a lack of studies on these males, and that previous research notes youth's minimal healthcare seeking, we recruited young gay men at a gay men's STI testing clinic to explore their perceptions of care. Eight men participated in semi-structured interviews. Our results identified that, while our participants experienced stigma in some interactions, particularly when healthcare workers emphasized the probability of contracting HIV for gay men, overall they reported positive experiences with healthcare providers, particularly at the gay men's STI clinic.