Please read Dr. Halkitis’ article in Spatial and Spatio-temporal Epidemiology titled, “Assessment of spatial mobility among young men who have sex with men within and across high HIV prevalence neighborhoods in New York city: The P18 neighborhood study“.
The purpose of this study was to examine and quantify spatial mobility among HIV-negative young men who have sex with men (YMSM) within and across high prevalence HIV neighborhoods in New York City (NYC). We completed an analysis with global positioning system (GPS) and survey data to quantify spatial mobility for participants enrolled in the P18 Neighborhood Study (analytic n = 211; 83.4%). Spatial mobility was documented with self-reported survey data and objective GPS data, which was uncorrelated. Nearly one-quarter of participants (26.1%) said that they consider the neighborhood in which they currently live to differ from the neighborhood in which they had sex most frequently. To read the full article.
Spat Spatiotemporal Epidemiol. 2020 Nov; 35:100356. DOI: 10.1016/j.sste.2020.100356 Epub 2020 Jun 21. PMID: 33138958 PMCID: PMC7609976