Dealing with minority stress: male couples and HIV in southern Africa

SOURCE: HSRC Review
OUTPUT TYPE: Journal Article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2017
TITLE AUTHOR(S): H.Van Rooyen, Z.Essack, A.Oosthuizen
DEPARTMENT: Impact Centre (IC), Impact Centre (PRESS), Impact Centre (CC)
Web link: http://www.hsrc.ac.za/en/review/hsrc-review-oct-dec-2018/dealing-with-minority-stress
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 10362
HANDLE: 20.500.11910/12089

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Abstract

Along with many other marginalised groups, men in same sex relationships are at increased risk of contracting HIV. A study conducted by the HSRC and partner organisations, showed the extreme stress of living in an intolerant society contributes to poor mental health, risky sexual behaviour and reluctance to access healthcare services among male couples.