The study in this week's issue of PLOS Medicine by Jewkes and colleagues on the prevalence of consensual male-male sexual activity and non-consensual male-on-male sexual violence, and their respective associations with HIV infection in South Africa makes an important contribution to the dearth of literature on population-based HIV prevalence amongst men who have sex with men MSM in which gay men and MSM are deterred from accessing the African context.
The practice of same sex relations is both illegal and a social taboo in sub-Saharan Africa [ 2 ]. The holiday season is approaching fast, and while there will be no white Christmas in southern Vietnam, Saigoneers can still partake in joyo Isle of Man.
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Partner Content. View this abstract on the conference website. However, although no health provider reported that they had ever served MSM, in theory, some health providers expressed strong homophobic tendencies towards them. Many claim that due to the difficulty of accessing water based lubricants, they resort to using easily accessible oil based lubricants, which may damage the condom.
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In line with these findings, Kennedy et al. Situated at the base of the Truong Son Mountains, the Thanh Tan hot springs have long provided unique health benefits for locals, and a rece Moral discourses shape public attitude about what is acceptable and unacceptable, and spur actors to specific actions.
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Views Read Edit View history. Author information Copyright and License information Disclaimer. Future studies should include interviews with health providers who actually admit that they have ever served MSM so as to capture their experiences.