U-M School of Nursing researchers awarded $5 million grant to study dual epidemics

Kahle head shotStephenson head shotThere is increasing evidence that gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (GBMSM) experience dual epidemics of HIV and intimate partner violence (IPV), yet understanding of the pathways between IPV and HIV risk is limited for GBMSM.  Funded by the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR), Assistant Professor Erin Kahle, Ph.D., MPH, and Sylvia S. Hacker Collegiate Professor of Nursing Rob Stephenson, Ph.D., will be conducting a 24-month cohort study examining the associations between the experience and perpetration of IPV and immunological, biological and behavioral bio-markers of HIV risk among a large diverse sample of GBMSM in the U.S. This will be the first study to explore multiple pathways between IPV and HIV risk for sexual minority men.