Layered stigma and HIV/AIDS: experiences of men who have sex with men (MSM) in South Africa

SOURCE: Stigma, discrimination and living with HIV/AIDS: a cross-cultural perspective
OUTPUT TYPE: Chapter in Monograph
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2013
TITLE AUTHOR(S): A.Cloete, S.C.Kalichman, L.C.Simbayi
SOURCE EDITOR(S): P.Liamputtong
KEYWORDS: HIV/AIDS, HOMOSEXUALITY, IDENTITY, MEN, RISK BEHAVIOUR, SEXUAL BEHAVIOUR, STIGMATISATION
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 7795

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Abstract

This chapter briefly discuss same-sex behaviour and sexual identities in southern Africa in particular. Research findings from a qualitative study of HIV-positive MSM and examine layering of stigmas experienced by HIV-positive MSM is also discussed. Recommendations for advancing HIV prevention targeted to South African MSM within the framework of a human rights perspective are provided.