HIV/AIDS Risk Mapping Study of MSM in Jamaica

Published: October 1, 2003

HIV/AIDS Risk Mapping Study of Men Who Have Sex with Men in Jamaica

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Table of Contents

ACRONYMS

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

A. BACKGROUND

B. TERMS OF REFERENCE

C. METHODOLOGY
Facilitators and Participants
Limitations

D. REVIEW OF EXISTING STUDIES
The Existing Research
Size and Scope of the MSM Population
Profile of MSM Community
The impact of Cultural Beliefs, Gender Roles and Homophobia
Risk and Behaviour Change
Commercial Sex Workers
The Construct of Homosexuality in Jamaica

E. FINDINGS OF FOCUS GROUPS AND CONFIDENTIAL INTERVIEWS
Profile of MSM Communities
Self-image and Self-esteem
Communities and Social Networks
Knowledge and Practices
Risk Assessment
Needs Assessment

F. SURVEY RESULTS
Socio-demographic Characteristics
Sexual Identity Orientation
Sexual Behaviour
Level of Risk
Perceived Risk
Knowledge regarding Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Sources of Health Care
Sources of Condoms
List of Places frequented by MSM

G. STRATEGIES BASED ON FINDINGS

BIBLIOGRAPHY

APPENDICES:
1. Ministry of Health MSM Risk Assessment Mapping Study Terms
of Reference
2. Glossary of Jamaican Gay Terminology
3. Guidelines for Focus Groups
4. Baseline Questionnaire for MSM Study
5. Frequencies from the Survey Data

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