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October 27, 2011 | History

On the Down Low 2 editions

Cover of: On the Down Low | J.L. King
About the Book

A bold expose of the controversial secret that has potentially dire consequences in many African American communitiesDelivering the first frank and thorough investigation of life "on the down low" (the DL), J. L. King exposes a closeted culture of sex between black men who lead "straight" lives. King explores his own past as a DL man, and the path that led him to let go of the lies and bring forth a message that can promote emotional healing and open discussions about relationships, sex, sexuality, and health in the black community.Providing a long-overdue wake-up call, J. L. King bravely puts the spotlight on a topic that has until now remained dangerously taboo. Drawn from hundreds of interviews, statistics, and the author's firsthand knowledge of DL behavior, On the Down Low reveals the warning signs African American women need to know. King also discusses the potential health consequences of having unprotected sex, as African American women represent an alarming 64 percent of new HIV infections. Volatile yet vital, On the Down Low is sure to be one of the most talked-about books of the year."A survey by the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta found that nearly a quarter of black HIV-positive men who had sex with men consider themselves heterosexual." --Essence

2 editions First published in 2004

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Cover of: On the Down Low
2007, Broadway Books
On the Down Low
E-book in English
Cover of: On the Down Low
April 14, 2004, Broadway
On the Down Low
Hardcover in English

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