B R Simon Rosser

Summary

Affiliation: University of Minnesota
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc The effects of gay sexually explicit media on the HIV risk behavior of men who have sex with men
    B R Simon Rosser
    HIV STI Intervention and Prevention Studies HIPS Program, Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, Department of Epidemiology and Community Health, University of Minnesota School of Public Health, 1300 South Second Street, 300, Minneapolis, MN 55454, USA
    AIDS Behav 17:1488-98. 2013
  2. pmc A commentary on the role of sexually explicit media (SEM) in the transmission and prevention of HIV among men who have sex with men (MSM)
    B R Simon Rosser
    HIV STI Intervention and Prevention Program, Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, University of Minnesota School of Public Health, Minneapolis, 55454, USA
    AIDS Behav 16:1373-81. 2012
  3. pmc Effects of a behavioral intervention to reduce serodiscordant unsafe sex among HIV positive men who have sex with men: the Positive Connections randomized controlled trial study
    B R Simon Rosser
    Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, University of Minnesota, 300 WBOB, 1300 S 2nd St, Minneapolis, MN 55454, USA
    J Behav Med 33:147-58. 2010
  4. pmc Are gay communities dying or just in transition? Results from an international consultation examining possible structural change in gay communities
    B R Simon Rosser
    Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA
    AIDS Care 20:588-95. 2008
  5. pmc HIV risk and the internet: results of the Men's INTernet Sex (MINTS) Study
    B R Simon Rosser
    Department of Epidemiology and Community Health, Center for HIV STI Intervention and Prevention Studies, University of Minnesota Medical School, 1300 S 2nd Street, Suite 300, Minneapolis, MN 55454, USA
    AIDS Behav 13:746-56. 2009
  6. pmc Predictors of success in implementing HIV prevention in rural America: a state-level structural factor analysis of HIV prevention targeting men who have sex with men
    B R Simon Rosser
    Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, 1300 S 2nd St, Suite 300, Minneapolis, MN 55454, USA
    AIDS Behav 12:159-68. 2008
  7. pmc Predictors of HIV disclosure to secondary partners and sexual risk behavior among a high-risk sample of HIV-positive MSM: results from six epicenters in the US
    B R Simon Rosser
    Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, University of Minnesota School of Public Health, Minneapolis, US
    AIDS Care 20:925-30. 2008
  8. pmc HIV sexual risk behavior by men who use the Internet to seek sex with men: results of the Men's INTernet Sex Study-II (MINTS-II)
    B R Simon Rosser
    Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, University of Minnesota, 1300 S Second Street, Suite 300, Minneapolis, MN 55454, USA
    AIDS Behav 13:488-98. 2009
  9. doi request reprint The relationship between homosexuality, internalized homo-negativity, and mental health in men who have sex with men
    B R Simon Rosser
    HIV STI Intervention and Prevention Studies, Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, 55454, USA
    J Homosex 55:185-203. 2008
  10. pmc Reducing HIV risk behavior of men who have sex with men through persuasive computing: results of the Men's INTernet Study-II
    B R Simon Rosser
    HIV STI Intervention and Prevention Studies, Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, University of Minnesota School of Public Health, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55454, USA
    AIDS 24:2099-107. 2010

Detail Information

Publications47

  1. pmc The effects of gay sexually explicit media on the HIV risk behavior of men who have sex with men
    B R Simon Rosser
    HIV STI Intervention and Prevention Studies HIPS Program, Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, Department of Epidemiology and Community Health, University of Minnesota School of Public Health, 1300 South Second Street, 300, Minneapolis, MN 55454, USA
    AIDS Behav 17:1488-98. 2013
    ..More research to understand how MSM develop and maintain preferences in viewing SEM, and to identify new ways to use SEM in HIV prevention, is recommended...
  2. pmc A commentary on the role of sexually explicit media (SEM) in the transmission and prevention of HIV among men who have sex with men (MSM)
    B R Simon Rosser
    HIV STI Intervention and Prevention Program, Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, University of Minnesota School of Public Health, Minneapolis, 55454, USA
    AIDS Behav 16:1373-81. 2012
    ..Research suggests there might be ways to use SEM to create innovative approaches to online HIV prevention, particularly among such at-risk populations as youth and MSM of lower socio-economic statuses...
  3. pmc Effects of a behavioral intervention to reduce serodiscordant unsafe sex among HIV positive men who have sex with men: the Positive Connections randomized controlled trial study
    B R Simon Rosser
    Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, University of Minnesota, 300 WBOB, 1300 S 2nd St, Minneapolis, MN 55454, USA
    J Behav Med 33:147-58. 2010
    ..Tailoring interventions to HIV+ MSM did not increase their effectiveness in this study. A sexual health approach appeared as effective as an untailored video-based HIV prevention intervention in reducing SDUAI among HIV+ MSM...
  4. pmc Are gay communities dying or just in transition? Results from an international consultation examining possible structural change in gay communities
    B R Simon Rosser
    Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA
    AIDS Care 20:588-95. 2008
    ..HIV prevention planning, interventions, treatment services, and policies need to be re-conceptualized for MSM in the future. Four recommendations for future HIV prevention and research are detailed...
  5. pmc HIV risk and the internet: results of the Men's INTernet Sex (MINTS) Study
    B R Simon Rosser
    Department of Epidemiology and Community Health, Center for HIV STI Intervention and Prevention Studies, University of Minnesota Medical School, 1300 S 2nd Street, Suite 300, Minneapolis, MN 55454, USA
    AIDS Behav 13:746-56. 2009
    ..Internet-based HIV prevention research is possible even with geographically-dispersed minority populations. Efficiency appears the primary risk associated with meeting partners online...
  6. pmc Predictors of success in implementing HIV prevention in rural America: a state-level structural factor analysis of HIV prevention targeting men who have sex with men
    B R Simon Rosser
    Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, 1300 S 2nd St, Suite 300, Minneapolis, MN 55454, USA
    AIDS Behav 12:159-68. 2008
    ..Success in HIV prevention varies across rural states. Key demographic, social and economic indicators distinguish success in HIV prevention...
  7. pmc Predictors of HIV disclosure to secondary partners and sexual risk behavior among a high-risk sample of HIV-positive MSM: results from six epicenters in the US
    B R Simon Rosser
    Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, University of Minnesota School of Public Health, Minneapolis, US
    AIDS Care 20:925-30. 2008
    ..Recommendations for prevention for HIV-positive MSM include the promotion of serodisclosure to all secondary partners and increasing comfort with, and outness about, one's sexuality...
  8. pmc HIV sexual risk behavior by men who use the Internet to seek sex with men: results of the Men's INTernet Sex Study-II (MINTS-II)
    B R Simon Rosser
    Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, University of Minnesota, 1300 S Second Street, Suite 300, Minneapolis, MN 55454, USA
    AIDS Behav 13:488-98. 2009
    ..To address higher risk of UAIMP, online HIV interventions should prioritize the needs of MISM, especially HIV-positive men, with content focused on online-mediated liaisons...
  9. doi request reprint The relationship between homosexuality, internalized homo-negativity, and mental health in men who have sex with men
    B R Simon Rosser
    HIV STI Intervention and Prevention Studies, Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, 55454, USA
    J Homosex 55:185-203. 2008
    ..Internalized homo-negativity, not homosexuality, appears associated with negative health outcomes. Providers should promote sexual health and avoid interventions that reinforce internalized homo-negativity...
  10. pmc Reducing HIV risk behavior of men who have sex with men through persuasive computing: results of the Men's INTernet Study-II
    B R Simon Rosser
    HIV STI Intervention and Prevention Studies, Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, University of Minnesota School of Public Health, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55454, USA
    AIDS 24:2099-107. 2010
    ..As the Internet becomes popular for seeking sex, online interventions to reduce sexual risk are critical. Given previous studies, a secondary objective was to demonstrate that good retention is possible in online trials...
  11. pmc Open, closed, or in between: relationship configuration and condom use among men who use the internet to seek sex with men
    Sonya S Brady
    Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, University of Minnesota School of Public Health, 1300 South Second Street, Suite 300, Minneapolis, MN 55454, USA
    AIDS Behav 17:1499-514. 2013
    ..Prevention messages should attempt to reduce cheating and increase personal responsibility for protecting partners from HIV. Messages should be tailored to reflect open and monogamous relationships...
  12. ncbi request reprint Latino men's sexual behavior with transgender persons
    Walter Bockting
    Program in Human Sexuality, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Minnesota Medical School, 1300 South Second Street, Suite 180, Minneapolis, MN 55454, USA
    Arch Sex Behav 36:778-86. 2007
    ..These men may, therefore, also serve as a "bridge" for HIV transmission to (as opposed to from) the transgender population...
  13. pmc Sexual negotiation and HIV serodisclosure among men who have sex with men with their online and offline partners
    Keith J Horvath
    University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA
    J Urban Health 85:744-58. 2008
    ..Sexual communication and risk-taking patterns differed by testing status. Explicit agreements to avoid UAI were associated with reduced sexual risk-taking. Misrepresentation of HIV status is an identified challenge for HIV prevention...
  14. pmc Acceptability of HIV-prevention messages in sexually explicit media viewed by men who have sex with men
    J Michael Wilkerson
    Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research, Division of Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences, School of Public Health, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    AIDS Educ Prev 25:315-26. 2013
    ..44 [1.43, 4.16]) and to report engaging in insertive unprotected anal sex within the past 3 months (PORadj = 2.03 [1.11, 3.70]). Opportunities exist to use SEM for HIV/STI prevention. ..
  15. ncbi request reprint The advantages and limitations of seeking sex online: a comparison of reasons given for online and offline sexual liaisons by men who have sex with men
    Michael W Ross
    Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research, School of Public Health, University of Texas, PO Box 20036, Houston TX 77225, USA
    J Sex Res 44:59-71. 2007
    ....
  16. ncbi request reprint Misrepresentation on the Internet and in real life about sex and HIV: a study of Latino men who have sex with men
    Michael W Ross
    WHO Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research, School of Public Health, University of Texas, Houston, TX 77225, USA
    Cult Health Sex 8:133-44. 2006
    ..Data suggest that HIV misrepresentation occurred for 20% of men and was lower than other forms of misrepresentation. Implications for HIV prevention are discussed, along with the concept of levels of accuracy in internet communications...
  17. pmc Methods for recruiting men of color who have sex with men in prevention-for-positives interventions
    Laura A Hatfield
    Division of Biostatistics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA
    Prev Sci 11:56-66. 2010
    ..Differential attendance and retention according to recruitment strategy, serostatus, and racial/ethnic group can inform planning for intervention sample size goals...
  18. pmc Discussions of viral load in negotiating sexual episodes with primary and casual partners among men who have sex with men
    Keith J Horvath
    Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA
    AIDS Care 24:1052-5. 2012
    ..More research is needed to understand the role of viral load discussions in negotiating sexual activities among MSM...
  19. pmc Strategies to retain participants in a long-term HIV prevention randomized controlled trial: lessons from the MINTS-II study
    Keith J Horvath
    Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, 55454, USA
    AIDS Behav 16:469-79. 2012
    ..The results provide evidence that achieving satisfactory retention is possible in online HIV prevention trials, and suggest best practices for maximizing retention...
  20. pmc Compulsive sexual behavior and risk for unsafe sex among internet using men who have sex with men
    Eli Coleman
    Program in Human Sexuality, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Minnesota Medical School, 1300 S 2nd Street, Suite 180, Minneapolis, MN, 55454 USA
    Arch Sex Behav 39:1045-53. 2010
    ..HIV-prevention interventions are needed among MSM, but should take into account that some may be resistant to risk reduction strategies because of CSB...
  21. ncbi request reprint A randomized controlled intervention trial of a sexual health approach to long-term HIV risk reduction for men who have sex with men: effects of the intervention on unsafe sexual behavior
    B R Simon Rosser
    Center for HIV STI Intervention and Prevention Studies HIPS, Program in Human Sexuality, Department of Family Practice and Community Health, Medical School, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis 55454, USA
    AIDS Educ Prev 14:59-71. 2002
    ..546; p = .015). The sexual health seminars appear a promising new intervention at significantly reducing unprotected anal intercourse between men...
  22. pmc The relationship of internalized homonegativity to unsafe sexual behavior in HIV-seropositive men who have sex with men
    Michael W Ross
    Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research, School of Public Health, University of Texas, Houston, TX 77225, USA
    AIDS Educ Prev 20:547-57. 2008
    ..These data provide information on the demographic, sexual and mental health variables associated with IH. They offer an indication of the paths through which IH is associated with serodiscordant risk behavior in HIV-positive MSM...
  23. pmc Sexual risk taking among young internet-using men who have sex with men
    Keith J Horvath
    Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55454, USA
    Am J Public Health 98:1059-67. 2008
    ..We examined the characteristics of young Internet-using men who have sex with men (MSM) and risks associated with seeking sex online, offline, or through both strategies...
  24. pmc Sexual agreement classifications for gay and bisexual men and implications for harm reduction HIV prevention
    J Michael Wilkerson
    University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA
    Health Educ Behav 39:303-14. 2012
    ..Despite a presexual agreement to use condoms, substance use during sex increased the risk of unprotected anal sex. Suggestions for applying harm reduction to HIV prevention based on agreement classifications are discussed...
  25. pmc HIV prevention altruism and sexual risk behavior in HIV-positive men who have sex with men
    Brennan L O'Dell
    Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, University of Minnesota, 1300 S Second Street, Suite 300, Minneapolis, MN 55454, USA
    AIDS Behav 12:713-20. 2008
    ..The promotion of HIV prevention altruism may provide a formidable new direction for HIV prevention programs...
  26. pmc How do social norms impact HIV sexual risk behavior in HIV-positive men who have sex with men?: multiple mediator effects
    Michael H Miner
    Program in Human Sexuality, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, 55454, USA
    J Health Psychol 14:761-70. 2009
    ..Our results suggest that interventions consider the combined effects of condom self-efficacy, safer sex intentions and sexual behavior control...
  27. doi request reprint Using the Internet to provide care for persons living with HIV
    Keith J Horvath
    Department of Epidemiology and Community Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55454, USA
    AIDS Patient Care STDS 23:1033-41. 2009
    ..More research is needed to understand how people providing care for PLWHA share information and support each other and the impact that doing so has on caregiver burden and treatment outcomes for PLWHA...
  28. pmc The role of critical self-reflection of assumptions in an online HIV intervention for men who have sex with men
    J Michael Wilkerson
    Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, University of Minnesota School of Public Health, Minneapolis 55416, USA
    AIDS Educ Prev 23:13-24. 2011
    ..New HIV prevention interventions should include activities in their curriculum that foster critical self-reflection on assumptions...
  29. ncbi request reprint Characteristics of latino men who have sex with men on the internet who complete and drop out of an internet-based sexual behavior survey
    Michael W Ross
    World Health Organization Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research, School of Public Health, University of Texas, Houston 77225, USA
    AIDS Educ Prev 16:526-37. 2004
    ..The fact that there appear to be few systematic demographic or Internet use biases in dropouts suggests that the completers do not represent a seriously skewed sample of those Latinos who commence the Internet survey...
  30. pmc Enema use among men who have sex with men: a behavioral epidemiologic study with implications for HIV/STI prevention
    Syed W Noor
    Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, University of Minnesota School of Public Health, WBOB 300, 1300 2nd St South, Minneapolis, MN, 55454, USA
    Arch Sex Behav 43:755-69. 2014
    ..In addition, the seemingly contradictory recommendations that water-based lubricant is recommended for anal sex but water-based enemas are dangerous need to be reconciled into a single consistent message...
  31. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of a sexual health approach to prevent HIV among low income, urban, primarily African American women: results of a randomized controlled trial
    Beatrice Bean E Robinson
    University of Minnesota Medical School, Program in Human Sexuality, Department of Family Practice and Community Health, Minneapolis 55454, USA
    AIDS Educ Prev 14:81-96. 2002
    ..Recommendations are provided for improving sample attrition, statistical power, and response bias and for altering the intervention so as to strengthen its impact...
  32. ncbi request reprint The compulsive sexual behavior inventory: psychometric properties
    Michael H Miner
    Program in Human Sexuality, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA
    Arch Sex Behav 36:579-87. 2007
    ..Additionally, the instrument showed equivalence when administered in English and Spanish...
  33. pmc Revision, criterion validity, and multigroup assessment of the reactions to homosexuality scale
    Derek J Smolenski
    Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, The University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55454, USA
    J Pers Assess 92:568-76. 2010
    ..The evidence of measurement invariance suggests that this scale is appropriate for pluralistic treatment or study groups...
  34. pmc Direct and indirect associations between internalized homonegativity and high-risk sex
    Derek J Smolenski
    School of Public Health, Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55454, USA
    Arch Sex Behav 40:785-92. 2011
    ..Future work on risk behavior that incorporates IH will need to consider heterogeneity in how individuals respond to the construct and how these different processes are associated with risk behavior...
  35. pmc Performance of the Duke Religion Index and the spiritual well-being scale in online samples of men who have sex with men
    J Michael Wilkerson
    Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, 1300 S 2nd Street, Suite 300, Minneapolis, MN 55454, USA
    J Relig Health 52:610-21. 2013
    ..Neither instrument produced adequate model fit. To study the association between religiosity and HIV/STI risk behaviors among MSM, scales are needed that measure the religious and spiritual experiences of MSM...
  36. pmc Recruiting gay alcohol establishments for studies: lessons learned from the SILAS study
    Rhonda Jones-Webb
    Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55454 1015, USA
    Subst Use Misuse 48:194-9. 2013
    ..Study limitations are discussed...
  37. doi request reprint Online resources for persons recently diagnosed with HIV/AIDS: an analysis of HIV-related webpages
    Keith J Horvath
    Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55454, USA
    J Health Commun 15:516-31. 2010
    ..Recommendations for future development of online resources for PRDHA include providing HIV-relevant information in a stepwise fashion, providing demographically targeted HIV information, and greater utilization of mobile technology...
  38. ncbi request reprint Lessons learned, current crises, and new directions in HIV prevention
    B R Simon Rosser
    Center for HIV STI Intervention and Prevnetion Studies, University of Minnesota Medical School, USA
    Minn Med 86:49-52. 2003
  39. pmc Reasons for non-use of condoms among men who have sex with men: a comparison of receptive and insertive role in sex and online and offline meeting venue
    Jenny E Ostergren
    Program in Bioethics and Professionalism, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, USA
    Cult Health Sex 13:123-40. 2011
    ..In developing HIV-prevention interventions for this population, researchers should address both venues separately, as reasons why men engage in non-use of condoms appear to differ...
  40. pmc Drinking settings, alcohol consumption, and sexual risk behavior among gay men
    Rhonda Jones-Webb
    University of Minnesota, School of Public Health, Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, United States
    Addict Behav 38:1824-30. 2013
    ..g., private parties, bath houses) while intoxicated. Assessment of drinking settings may be a means of identifying MSM who are at greater risk for frequent, heavy drinking and related sexual risk behavior...
  41. ncbi request reprint The Sexual Health Model: application of a sexological approach to HIV prevention
    Beatrice Bean E Robinson
    Program in Human Sexuality, Department of Family Practice and Community Health, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis 55454, USA
    Health Educ Res 17:43-57. 2002
    ..Evaluation of the effectiveness of interventions based on the model has begun, but further research is needed to confirm its viability...
  42. ncbi request reprint Identity experience among progressive gay Muslims in North America: a qualitative study within Al-Fatiha
    Omar Minwalla
    Department of Family Practice and Community Health, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN, USA
    Cult Health Sex 7:113-28. 2005
    ..As a color identity, internalized racism, dating relationships and social dynamics within gay subculture as Muslims of color in a white dominant context appear key challenges...
  43. ncbi request reprint Anodyspareunia in men who have sex with men: prevalence, predictors, consequences and the development of DSM diagnostic criteria
    Will Damon
    Department of Family Practice and Community Health, Program in Human Sexuality, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55454, USA
    J Sex Marital Ther 31:129-41. 2005
    ..Clinical criteria were developed to assist clinicians in diagnosing anodyspareunia...
  44. pmc Perceived effects of sexually explicit media among men who have sex with men and psychometric properties of the pornography consumption effects scale (PCES)
    Gert Martin Hald
    Department of Public Health, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen K, Denmark
    J Sex Med 10:757-67. 2013
    ..However, such claims are in urgent need of empirical validation as is the development of psychometrically sound and easily implemented instruments able to reliably assist such validations...
  45. ncbi request reprint Sexual negotiation, HIV-status disclosure, and sexual risk behavior among Latino men who use the internet to seek sex with other men
    Alex Carballo-Dieguez
    HIV Center for Clinical and Behavioral Studies, New York State Psychiatric Institute and Columbia University, 1051 Riverside Drive, Unit 15, New York 10032, USA
    Arch Sex Behav 35:473-81. 2006
    ....
  46. ncbi request reprint Obesity, body image, and unsafe sex in men who have sex with men
    Chris Kraft
    Johns Hopkins Center for Sexual Health and Medicine, Sexual Behaviors Consultation Unit, Department of Psychiatry, Johns Hopkins Medical Institution, 2360 W Joppa Road, Suite 200, Lutherville, Baltimore, Maryland, 21093, USA
    Arch Sex Behav 35:587-95. 2006
    ..Advances in knowledge about HIV/AIDS risk factors, including body weight and body image, could potentially contribute to more effective approaches to reducing this risk...
  47. ncbi request reprint Conducting Internet-based HIV/STD prevention survey research: considerations in design and evaluation
    Willo Pequegnat
    Center for Mental Health Research on AIDS, National Institute of Mental Health, Bethesda, MD, USA
    AIDS Behav 11:505-21. 2007
    ..Strategies promoting minority participant recruitment, minimizing attrition, validating participants, and compensating participants are discussed. Throughout, the implications on budget and realistic timetabling are identified...