Reframing the approach to heterosexual men in the HIV epidemic in sub-Saharan Africa

SOURCE: Journal of the International AIDS Society
OUTPUT TYPE: Journal Article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2021
TITLE AUTHOR(S): T.Makusha, H.Van Rooyen, M.Cornell
KEYWORDS: ANTIRETROVIRAL THERAPY, HIV/AIDS, PREVENTION
DEPARTMENT: Human and Social Capabilities (HSC), Impact Centre (IC), Impact Centre (PRESS), Impact Centre (CC)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 11742
HANDLE: 20.500.11910/15790
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/15790

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Abstract

Despite the body of evidence on heterosexual men's inequitable access to HIV prevention, testing and antiretroviral therapy (ART), and poorer viral suppression in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), public health responses to address this gap remain surprisingly sparse. Gender stereotypes prevail, implicitly blaming men for infecting women with HIV, and for their own health outcomes due to "poorer health-seeking behaviour".