Barriers to HIV treatment as prevention (TasP) in men who have sex with men in the Eastern Mediterranean Region

Maatouk, I. and Jaspal, R. ORCID: 0000-0002-8463-9519, 2020. Barriers to HIV treatment as prevention (TasP) in men who have sex with men in the Eastern Mediterranean Region. Journal of Public Health. ISSN 1741-3842

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Abstract

Treatment as prevention (TasP) refers to the use of antiretroviral therapy to reduce HIV viremia to 'undetectable' levels which in turn eliminates the risk of HIV transmission. Significant efforts have been made to increase awareness and understanding of TasP in many countries but not in the Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMR) where HIV remains a highly stigmatized condition especially in men who have sex with men. In this editorial, we discuss the effectiveness of TasP and public understanding of it, with a focus on men who have sex with men living in the EMR. We argue that increasing awareness and understanding of TasP could enable the concentrated epidemic in men who have sex with men in the EMR to move closer towards the UNAIDS target of 90-90-90.

Item Type: Journal article
Alternative Title: TasP in MSM in EMR [running title]
Publication Title: Journal of Public Health
Creators: Maatouk, I. and Jaspal, R.
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Date: 9 January 2020
ISSN: 1741-3842
Identifiers:
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10.1093/pubmed/fdz186DOI
1313247Other
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Record created by: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 02 Apr 2020 14:04
Last Modified: 30 Sep 2020 10:41
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/39539

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