From scene to screen: the challenges and opportunities that digital platforms pose for HIV prevention work with MSM

Mowlabocus, Sharif, Haslop, Craig and Dasgupta, Rohit (2016) From scene to screen: the challenges and opportunities that digital platforms pose for HIV prevention work with MSM. Social Media + Society, 2 (4). pp. 1-8. ISSN 2056-3051

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Abstract

This article draws upon data from Reaching Out Online, a collaborative research project that explored the need for, and development of, a digital health outreach service for gay, bisexual and MSM men in London and Brighton, UK. It identifies the challenges that commercial hook-up apps and other digitally-based dating and sex services pose for conventional forms of gay men’s health promotion. It then moves to explore the opportunities that these same services offer for health promotion teams. Chiefly, the discussion highlights the potential that commercial platforms offer to peer educators in terms of reaching local cohorts of men, together with the constraints placed upon this form of outreach as a result of the commercial imperatives that underpin these digital services.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: LGBTQ, health, E-health, M-health, HIV, apps, social media, digital,
Schools and Departments: School of Media, Film and Music > Media and Film
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology > HM0831 Social change > HM0836 Causes > HM0846 Technological innovations. Technology > HM0851 Information technology. Information society. Including the Internet as an instrument of social change, and including the digital divide
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine > RA0643 Communicable diseases and public health
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Depositing User: Sharif Mowlabocus
Date Deposited: 19 Jul 2016 10:20
Last Modified: 16 Aug 2017 16:30
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/62042

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Reaching out online: Digital literacy and the uses of Social Media in Health PromotionG1130UNIVERSITY OF LEEDSRE4500735196