Surveys were interviewer-administered and completed on paper or iPads using REDCap, a secure web-based application[ 25 ]. All data collection and HIV testing occurred in private offices or in tents or mobile health vans in public settings, e. Innovative efforts are needed to ensure that HIV tests are routinely accessible for those youth most at risk. Youth who received an HIV test were given pre-test counseling[ 24 ] and did not eat or drink 30 minutes before testing. Youth were offered point-of-care HIV testing, with results provided at survey end. Other correlates of not testing include low educational achievement, fear of testing positive, and not being offered testing services[ 7 — 9 , 11 ]. Maternal communication and relationship Youth were asked if they had a mother, female guardian, or woman who acted as their mother and to identify this person e. However, this research is timely given that youth are disclosing their sexual orientation at younger ages[ 22 ], a trend likely to continue as support for LGBT people grows[ 23 ]. In addition, we examine the frequency that YMSM discuss their own sexual orientation with their mothers and the affective context of the mother-son relationship. Abstract Purpose To document the HIV testing behaviors and serostatus of younger men of color who have sex with men YMSM , and to explore sociodemographic, behavioral, and maternal correlates of HIV testing in the past six months. All items were based on prior research[ 26 ], with the exception of having sex with males, females, and transgender females. We next examined self-reported testing behaviors and serostatus. More recently, Leonard et al. A series of multivariate logistic regression models were then conducted to examine the sociodemographic, behavioral, and maternal correlates of having engaged in routine HIV testing. The publisher's final edited version of this article is available at J Adolesc Health See other articles in PMC that cite the published article. Since many YMSM may still be living in the family home during adolescence, parents are a potentially important source of sexual health information.