How can we enhance sexual health outcomes in men who have sex with men in Lebanon?

Maatouk, I., Assi, M. and Jaspal, R. ORCID: 0000-0002-8463-9519, 2020. How can we enhance sexual health outcomes in men who have sex with men in Lebanon? BMJ Sexual & Reproductive Health. ISSN 2515-1991

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Abstract

In Lebanese men who have sex with men (MSM), the prevalence of HIV is 12% and the prevalence of having at least one symptom of a sexually transmitted infection (STI) is 34.9%.1 Low HIV testing rates, unprotected unprotected sexual intercourse, alcohol and substance use contribute to this epidemic.2 Here we present data on the prevalence of STIs in a sample of MSM attending a sexual health clinic in order to identify the correlates of risk-taking behaviour, and of testing behaviour in this population. Addressing these questions is crucial for reducing the incidence of HIV/STIs and, thus, for enhancing sexual health outcomes in this high-risk population in Lebanon.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: BMJ Sexual & Reproductive Health
Creators: Maatouk, I., Assi, M. and Jaspal, R.
Publisher: BMJ
Date: 6 February 2020
ISSN: 2515-1991
Identifiers:
NumberType
10.1136/bmjsrh-2019-200415DOI
1313253Other
Rights: © Author(s) (or their employer(s)) 2020. No commercial re-use. See rights and permissions. Published by BMJ.
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 02 Apr 2020 14:54
Last Modified: 02 Apr 2020 14:54
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/39540

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