HIV prevention and treatment for South African men who have sex with men
Men who have sex with men (MSM) are at high risk for HIV acquisition and transmission owing to the high risks associated with unprotected anal sex and barriers to accessing appropriate health services. Globally HIV prevention is failing among MSM, as evidenced by high seroconversion rates. Prevention interventions for MSM are more limited than for heterosexual individuals. Prevention programmes should embrace early initiation of antiretroviral therpy for positive clients as part of their programing. High transmission risk groups such as MSM will benefit from such interventions.
Kevin B Rebe, Anova Health Instisute
Helen Struthers, Anova Health Institute
Glenn de Swardt, Anova Health Institute
James A McIntyre, Anova Health Institute
HIV; men-who-have-sex-with-men; anti-retroviral medication
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South African Medical Journal 2011;101(10):708,710.
Date submitted: 2011-07-02
Date published: 2011-09-27
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