Findings of Southern African study on HIV prevention needs coming

The Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) working with partners, has conducted a study looking at the HIV prevention needs of partnered men who have sex with men (MSM).

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The findings of this study will be presented on 16 November 2017 at the AIDS Impact Conference co-hosted by the HSRC and Stellenbosch University at the Century City Conference Centre, Cape Town. The study was conducted in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa and in Namibia in partnership with the Pietermaritzburg Gay and Lesbian Network in KZN and Positive Vibes in Namibia.

HIV risk and transmission amongst male-male partnerships continues to be inadequately studied in many countries and under-represented in national HIV surveillance systems and in targeted prevention programmes. Cultural and social contexts in Africa also impact on the findings of the unique behaviours, needs and challenges of male-male partnerships.

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