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I can admit if a guy is attractive; but compared to even an average looking woman he's a troll.that typically refers to a subculture of black men who usually identify as heterosexual, but who have sex with men; some avoid sharing this information even if they have female sexual partner(s) married or single.But the creation of an organized, underground subculture largely made up of black men who otherwise live straight lives is a phenomenon of the last decade...Most date or marry women and engage sexually with men they meet only in anonymous settings like bathhouses and parks or through the Internet.According to HIV/AIDS Guide Mark Cichocki, "For years, experts have attributed the high rate of HIV among African American women to a behavior that has been called 'being on the down low'.The basic contention is that African American men have sex with other men then come home to their wives or girlfriends and infect them with HIV, never having told them that they have unprotected sex with other men."However, Dr. Ford of Columbia University in New York City urges caution when assuming down low men are the primary cause of high African-American HIV infection rates:"Part of what has happened as a result of that initial burst of stories reporting the ‘down low’ is that those stories often tied the down low to high rates of HIV infection among African-American women, which was not supported by epidemiological data." Ford added, "There were a lot of assumptions, there were a lot of leaps of faith that led to that."Is the down low only an African-American issue?
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These men may refer to themselves as being “on the down low,” “on the DL,” or “on the low low.” The term has most often been associated with African American men.
Although the term originated in the African American community, the behaviors associated with the term are not new and not specific to black men who have sex with men.
In her article titled "Down low" myth distorts HIV research, prevention, author Anne Harding talks about Dr.
Ford's research and the misconceptions that the down low is an exclusive African-American issue.