Jennifer L. Lauby, PHMC senior research scientist, is the lead author of “Having Supportive Social Relationships is Associated with Reduced Risk of Unrecognized HIV Infection Among Black and Latino Men who Have Sex with Men,” an article published online July 31 by AIDS and Behavior journal. Lauby, with six other researchers, examined the hypothesis that black and Latino men who have sex with men (MSM) and who have supportive social relationships with other people are less likely to have unrecognized HIV infection compared with MSM of color who report lower levels of social support. The study used interviews with 1,286 black and Latino MSM in three metropolitan areas. The researchers found that men with supportive relationships were more likely to have recently taken an HIV test and were less likely to report risky sexual behavior.