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Why MSM in rural South African communities should be an HIV prevention research priority.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23196857     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Research into HIV and men who have sex with men's (MSM) health in South Africa has been largely confined to the metropolitan centres. Only two studies were located making reference to MSM in rural contexts or same-sex behaviors among men in the same. There is growing recognition in South Africa that MSM are not only disproportionately affected by HIV and have been underserved by the country's national response, but that they contribute significantly to sustaining the high number of new infections recorded each year. We argue that to meet the objectives of the country's national strategic plan for HIV, STI and TB it is important we know how these behaviours may be contributing to the sustained rural HIV epidemic in the youngest age groups and determine what constitutes appropriate and feasible programmatic response that can be implemented in the country's public sector health services.
Authors:
John Imrie; Graeme Hoddinott; Sebastian Fuller; Stephen Oliver; Marie-Louise Newell
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  AIDS and behavior     Volume:  17 Suppl 1     ISSN:  1573-3254     ISO Abbreviation:  AIDS Behav     Publication Date:  2013 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-04-17     Completed Date:  2013-07-30     Revised Date:  2014-06-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9712133     Medline TA:  AIDS Behav     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  S70-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
African Continental Ancestry Group / statistics & numerical data
HIV Infections / diagnosis,  epidemiology,  prevention & control*
Health Priorities*
Homosexuality, Male*
Humans
Male
Research
Rural Population / statistics & numerical data*
Socioeconomic Factors
South Africa
Young Adult
Grant Support
ID/Acronym/Agency:
097410//Wellcome Trust; //Wellcome Trust
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