Barriers to HIV/AIDS prevention, care, and treatment for men who have sex with men

SOURCE: From the ground up: building comprehensive HIV/AIDS care programs in resource-limited settings
OUTPUT TYPE: Chapter in Monograph
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2009
TITLE AUTHOR(S): V.Reddy, T.Sandfort
SOURCE EDITOR(S): R.G.Marlink, S.J.Teitelman
KEYWORDS: HIV/AIDS PREVENTION, HOMOSEXUALITY, MEN, SEXUAL BEHAVIOUR
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 6243
HANDLE: 20.500.11910/4364

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Abstract

The chapter focuses on barriers addressing prevention, care, treatment for MSM. Structured around the terminology in current use, the chapter explicates key conceptual issues (sex, sexuality, disease and category formations), thereafter proceeding to research on MSM in sub-Saharan Africa that identifies the barriers in question, after which a perspective is offered on prevalence of HIV infection among MSM. Conclusions identify some key recommendations to be considered to counter the gaps and limitations.