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High HIV Prevalence among Men Who Have Sex with Men in Jamaica is Associated with Social Vulnerability and Other Sexually Transmitted Infections

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10.7727/wimj.2011.207
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286–91
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A survey of 201 men who have sex with men in Jamaica in 2007 found 32% to be HIV seropositive. A past sexually transmitted disease, receptive anal intercourse and lower socio-economic status were associated with HIV infection.

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Background: Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) prevalence among men who have sex with men (MSM) is thought to be high in Jamaica. The objective of this study was to estimate HIV prevalence and identify risk factors in order to improve prevention approaches.

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e-Published: 14 Aug, 2013

The Critical Role of Locally Conducted Research in Guiding the Response to the HIV Epidemic in Jamaica

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387–95
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Locally conducted research has played a critical role in guiding the response to the HIV epidemic in Jamaica. The research contributed greatly to Jamaica’s comprehensive HIV/sexually transmitted infections (STI) control programme that has been effective in slowing the HIV epidemic, reducing HIV prevalence among sex-workers and STI clinic attendees, preventing mother-to-child transmission, reducing syphilis rates and mitigating the impact of HIV on the population.

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e-Published: 21 Aug, 2013
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