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Reductions in access to HIV prevention and care services are associated with arrest and convictions in a global survey of men who have sex with men.

Authors
  • Santos, Glenn-Milo1, 2
  • Makofane, Keletso3
  • Arreola, Sonya3
  • Do, Tri2
  • Ayala, George3
  • 1 San Francisco Department of Public Health, Center for Public Health Research, San Francisco, California, USA.
  • 2 Department of Community Health Systems, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California, USA.
  • 3 The Global Forum on MSM and HIV (MSMGF), Oakland, California, USA.
Type
Published Article
Journal
Sexually transmitted infections
Publication Date
February 2017
Volume
93
Issue
1
Pages
62–64
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1136/sextrans-2015-052386
PMID: 26944344
Source
Medline
Keywords
License
Unknown

Abstract

Arrests and convictions under laws relevant to being MSM have a strong negative association with access to HIV prevention and care services. Creating an enabling legal and policy environment, and increasing efforts to mitigate antihomosexuality stigma to ensure equitable access to HIV services are needed, along with decriminalisation of homosexuality, to effectively address the public health needs of this population.

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