Outlook, identity and risks in lives of men who have sex with men in Cambodia and how media can contribute to an enabling environment and risk reduction
Issues: UNAIDS (1998, 2000) claims that sex between men occurs in most societies, but often is stigmatised. KHANA’s (2003) regional consultation noted, “MSM behaviour is not usually linked to identity, and is underground and unmarked”. In Cambodia, Girault et al. (2000) noted that sex between men frequently involves anal intercourse, condom use was low, and more than half of men in the study were bisexual. NAA’s Situational Analyses and NCHAD STI survey (2005) found: 5.1% HIV prevalence among MSM, five times higher than general population’s; over 50% had 2-5 partners in last month, and consistent condom use was low.
Description: The BBC World Service Trust undertook formative research in partnership with MSM organisations and peer educators:
Next steps: Mass media – include MSM characters into social dramas to increase awareness, understanding of MSM’s lives, and to reduce stigma and secrecy.
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