A new study looks at the causes of higher HIV risk amongst gay men in SA and Namibia

CATEGORY: Human and Social Development
DATE: 21 November 2017
AUTHOR: The Daily Vox

A new study by the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) shows that men who have sex with men (MSM) have a low use of HIV prevention interventions and high levels of sexual risk behaviour. The Together Tomorrow study, the first of its kind in Southern Africa, explores HIV prevention needs for MSM couples in South Africa and Namibia, an attempt to try better understand the sexual behaviours that lead to an increased risk of HIV within this group.

Heidi Van Rooyen, the lead investigator of the study, presented the findings at a round table discussion in Cape Town on November 16. The researchers discovered that there is a high risk of men who have sex with men in South Africa and Namibia.

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