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High HIV Prevalence Among Men Who have Sex with Men in Soweto, South Africa: Results from the Soweto Men’s Study

Overview of attention for article published in AIDS & Behavior, August 2009
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Title
High HIV Prevalence Among Men Who have Sex with Men in Soweto, South Africa: Results from the Soweto Men’s Study
Published in
AIDS & Behavior, August 2009
DOI 10.1007/s10461-009-9598-y
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Tim Lane, H. Fisher Raymond, Sibongile Dladla, Joseph Rasethe, Helen Struthers, Willi McFarland, James McIntyre

Abstract

The Soweto Men's Study assessed HIV prevalence and associated risk factors among MSM in Soweto, South Africa. Using respondent driven sampling (RDS) recruitment methods, we recruited 378 MSM (including 15 seeds) over 30 weeks in 2008. All results were adjusted for RDS sampling design. Overall HIV prevalence was estimated at 13.2% (95% confidence interval 12.4-13.9%), with 33.9% among gay-identified men, 6.4% among bisexual-identified men, and 10.1% among straight-identified MSM. In multivariable analysis, HIV infection was associated with being older than 25 (adjusted odds ratio (AOR) 3.8, 95% CI 3.2-4.6), gay self-identification (AOR 2.3, 95% CI 1.8-3.0), monthly income less than ZAR500 (AOR 1.4, 95% CI 1.2-1.7), purchasing alcohol or drugs in exchange for sex with another man (AOR 3.9, 95% CI 3.2-4.7), reporting any URAI (AOR 4.4, 95% CI 3.5-5.7), reporting between six and nine partners in the prior 6 months (AOR 5.7, 95% CI 4.0-8.2), circumcision, (AOR 0.2, 95% CI 0.1-0.2), a regular female partner (AOR 0.2, 95% CI 0.2-0.3), smoking marijuana in the last 6 months (AOR 0.6, 95% CI 0.5-0.8), unprotected vaginal intercourse in the last 6 months (AOR 0.5, 95% CI 0.4-0.6), and STI symptoms in the last year (AOR 0.7, 95% CI 0.5-0.8). The results of the Soweto Men's Study confirm that MSM are at high risk for HIV infection, with gay men at highest risk. HIV prevention and treatment for MSM are urgently needed.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 5 3%
United States 4 2%
South Africa 2 1%
Brazil 1 <1%
Ethiopia 1 <1%
Unknown 169 93%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 36 20%
Researcher 36 20%
Student > Bachelor 24 13%
Student > Ph. D. Student 21 12%
Student > Doctoral Student 15 8%
Other 50 27%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 59 32%
Social Sciences 43 24%
Nursing and Health Professions 24 13%
Psychology 14 8%
Unspecified 12 7%
Other 30 16%

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#8
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