A first for Southern Africa: HSRC MSM study

CATEGORY: Human and Social Development
DATE: 24 January 2018
AUTHOR: Medical Academic

In a southern African first, the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) working with partners, has conducted a study looking at the HIV prevention needs of partnered men who have sex with men (MSM).
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HIV risk and transmission among male-male partnerships continues to be inadequately studied in many countries and under-represented in national HIV surveillance systems and in targeted prevention programmes.

Cultural and social contexts in Africa further impact negatively on the understanding of the unique behaviours, needs and challenges of male-male partnerships.

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