Stigma, Health Care Access, and HIV Knowledge Among Men Who Have Sex With Men in Malawi, Namibia, and Botswana

@article{Fay2010StigmaHC,
  title={Stigma, Health Care Access, and HIV Knowledge Among Men Who Have Sex With Men in Malawi, Namibia, and Botswana},
  author={Heather Fay and Stefan David Baral and Gift Trapence and Felistus Motimedi and Eric Umar and Scholastika Ndatinda Iipinge and Friedel Dausab and Andrea L Wirtz and Chris Beyrer},
  journal={AIDS and Behavior},
  year={2010},
  volume={15},
  pages={1088-1097}
}
Same-sex practices are stigmatized in much of sub-Saharan Africa. Cross-sectional relationships between discrimination, access to and use of health care services, and HIV knowledge among men who have sex with men (MSM) were assessed in Malawi, Namibia, and Botswana. A survey and HIV screening were used to explore these variables and the prevalence of HIV. Overall, 19% of men screened positive for HIV infection. Ninety-three percent knew HIV is transmitted through anal sex with men, however… CONTINUE READING
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