HIV in men who have sex with men in Lebanon: clinical and psychosocial aspects

Maatouk, I. and Jaspal, R. ORCID: 0000-0002-8463-9519, 2019. HIV in men who have sex with men in Lebanon: clinical and psychosocial aspects. BMJ Sexual & Reproductive Health, 45 (3), pp. 175-176. ISSN 2515-1991

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Abstract

A concerted global effort to end HIV transmissions is necessary. In the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), men who have sex with men (MSM) constitute a hard-to-reach population, due to the social stigma and criminalisation of homosexuality in most countries.1 When compared with other MENA countries, Lebanon is one of the safest for sexual minority groups. Its capital city, Beirut, is one of the most socially progressive cities in MENA, with a vibrant MSM community and gay bars, clubs and community centres.2 Yet, we know little about HIV prevalence, incidence and risk factors in MSM in Lebanon, a group disproportionately affected by the condition. This editorial sets an agenda for HIV research in this key population.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: BMJ Sexual & Reproductive Health
Creators: Maatouk, I. and Jaspal, R.
Publisher: BMJ
Date: July 2019
Volume: 45
Number: 3
ISSN: 2515-1991
Identifiers:
NumberType
10.1136/bmjsrh-2018-200199DOI
1313658Other
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 06 Apr 2020 10:12
Last Modified: 06 Apr 2020 10:12
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/39565

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