Eurosupport V: sexual health in a group of HIV-positive men who have sex with men (MSM)

Published: January 1, 2008

Eurosupport V: sexual health in a group of HIV-positive men who have sex with men (MSM) Abstract Background:  Sexual health is an integral part of overall health status and therefore may contribute to subjective well-being. Occurrence of sexual risk behaviour, sexually transmitted infections (STI), sexual traumatisation and sexual functioning are all important indicators for sexual health. Within the Eurosupport project, …

NGOs unite at the pan-European level to improve HIV prevention and support for MSM

Published: January 1, 2008

NGOs unite at the pan-European level to improve HIV prevention and support for men who have sex with men (MSM) Abstract Issues:  MSM in Europe remain highly vulnerable with regards to HIV as revealed by the high proportion of MSM among newly diagnosed cases of HIV in many countries, studies revealing a high proportion of MSM engaging in high-risk sexual …

High HIV prevalence among hard to reach gay men in Jamaica is associated with high social vulnerability

Published: January 1, 2008

High HIV prevalence among hard to reach gay men in Jamaica is associated with high social vulnerability Background:  Due to strong social stigma associated with men who have sex with men (MSM) and HIV, and difficulty reaching MSM, there has been no HIV or behaviour survey among MSM in Jamaica since 1995. HIV prevalence among adults is 1.5%. The objective …

HIV/AIDS prevalence and sexual risk behaviors among transexuals, MSM in four cities in the Dominican Republic, 2008

Published: January 1, 2008

HIV/AIDS prevalence and sexual risk behaviors among transexuals, MSM in four cities in the Dominican Republic, 2008 Abstract Background:  HIV prevalence in the Dominican Republic is just over 1% in the general population but may be much higher in certain risk groups. Transexuals, Gays and Men who have sex with men (TGM) are assumed to be at high risk for …

Men who have sex with other men – an approach to their self-image

Published: January 1, 2008

Men who have sex with other men – an approach to their self-image Men who have Sex with other Men (MSM) are the most afeccted group by the epidemic in Cuba and also in our province; that is why this project was conceived. Its objectives are aimed at characterizing their self-image and exploring what emotional impact has this self-image in …

Is transactional sex among MSM in Mali a HIV risk factor?

Published: January 1, 2008

Is transactional sex among MSM in Mali a HIV risk factor? Background:  In most African countries, transactional sex between men and women and its implications on HIV risks are well documented, but nearly nothing has been written on transactional sex between men. Using the results of an anthropological research, I will analyze the logics of transactional sex among Malian MSM …

Study on the prevention needs of MSM in the town of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

Published: January 1, 2008

Study on the prevention needs of men who have sex with men in the town of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso Background:  Burkina Faso is one of the countries most stricken by HIV/ AIDS (2%). Men who have sex with men constitute a group more at risk to contract HIV /AIDS infection due to the fact that they are not targeted by …

HIV prevention amongst MSM in Botswana

Published: January 1, 2008

HIV prevention amongst MSM in Botswana Men who have sex with men (MSM) are highly stigmatised in many countries. Anecdotal evidence from around the world indicates that MSM are well established communities who face serious violence and restricted access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support services. The Botswana Government has committed to utilizing a rights-based approach in its response …

Homophobia and AIDS in Islam

Published: January 1, 2008

Homophobia and AIDS in Islam Issues:  Islam considers homosexuality as contrary to nature, and strictly forbidden. The Quran, the hadith and the fiqh are also a source of homophobia in the Islamic culture. This study aims at examining the hypothesis that homophobia in Islam could be one of the reasons why AIDS prevalence rates in Muslim countries are lower than …

Elevated Risk for HIV Infection among Men Who Have Sex with Men in Low- and Middle-Income Countries 2000-2006: A Systematic Review

Published: December 1, 2007

Background Recent reports of high HIV infection rates among men who have sex with men (MSM) from Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the former Soviet Union (FSU) suggest high levels of HIV transmission among MSM in low- and middle-income countries. To investigate the global epidemic of HIV among MSM and the relationship of MSM outbreaks to general populations, we conducted …

Sex work in the Caribbean Basin: Patterns of substance use and HIV risk among migrant sex workers in the US Virgin Islands

Published: November 10, 2007

Sex work in the Caribbean Basin: Patterns of substance use and HIV risk among migrant sex workers in the US Virgin Islands Abstract Drug use, commercial sex work, and migration each play a role in the spread of HIV in the Caribbean, yet the intersection of these factors in the region is not well understood. This paper explores the connections …

The impact of HIV in Central America: The United Nations Report

Published: November 8, 2007

The impact of HIV in Central America: The United Nations Report Managua, 8 November 2007––United Nations agencies and programs are committed to taking all the necessary measures to intensify Central America’s response to the HIV epidemic. This announcement was made by the Regional Directors for Latin America and the Caribbean of UNAIDS and UNICEF, participating in the 5th Central American …