Sibanye Methods for Prevention Packages Program Project Protocol: Pilot Study of HIV Prevention Interventions for Men Who Have Sex With Men in South Africa.

Published: October 16, 2014

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McNaghten A1, Kearns R, Siegler AJ, Phaswana-Mafuya N, Bekker LG, Stephenson R, Baral SD, Brookmeyer R, Yah CS, Lambert AJ, Brown B, Rosenberg E, Blalock Tharp M, de Voux A, Beyrer C, Sullivan PS.
Original Article:  1.usa.gov/1sI20uP

BACKGROUND:
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) prevention intervention programs and related research for men who have sex with men (MSM) in the southern African region remain limited, despite the emergence of a severe epidemic among this group. With a lack of understanding of their social and sexual lives and HIV risks, and with MSM being a hidden and stigmatized group in the region, optimized HIV prevention packages for southern African MSM are an urgent public health and research priority.

OBJECTIVE:
The objective of the Sibanye Health Project is to develop and evaluate a combination package of biomedical, behavioral, and community-level HIV prevention interventions and services for MSM in South Africa.

Full text of article available at link below:  1.usa.gov/1sI20uP

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