HIV prevalence, risks for HIV infection, and human rights among men who have sex with men (MSM) in Malawi, Namibia, and Botswana

Stefan Baral, Gift Trapence, Felistus Motimedi, Eric Umar, Scholastika Iipinge, Friedel Dausab, Christopher Beyrer

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Background: In the generalized epidemics of HIV in southern Sub-Saharan Africa, men who have sex with men have been largely excluded from HIV surveillance and research. Epidemiologic data for MSM in southern Africa are among the sparsest globally, and HIV risk among these men has yet to be characterized in the majority of countries. Methodology: A cross-sectional anonymous probe of 537 men recruited with non-probability sampling among men who reported ever having had sex with another man in Malawi, Namibia, and Botswana using a structured survey instrument and HIV screening with the OraQuick

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbere4997
JournalPLoS One
Volume4
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 26 2009

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Botswana
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Malawi
HIV infections
HIV Infections
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Southern Africa
Sub-Saharan Africa
Africa South of the Sahara
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HIV prevalence, risks for HIV infection, and human rights among men who have sex with men (MSM) in Malawi, Namibia, and Botswana. / Baral, Stefan; Trapence, Gift; Motimedi, Felistus; Umar, Eric; Iipinge, Scholastika; Dausab, Friedel; Beyrer, Christopher.

In: PLoS One, Vol. 4, No. 3, e4997, 26.03.2009.

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Baral, Stefan ; Trapence, Gift ; Motimedi, Felistus ; Umar, Eric ; Iipinge, Scholastika ; Dausab, Friedel ; Beyrer, Christopher. / HIV prevalence, risks for HIV infection, and human rights among men who have sex with men (MSM) in Malawi, Namibia, and Botswana. In: PLoS One. 2009 ; Vol. 4, No. 3.
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