Living in a stigmatizing country increases HIV risk for MSM in Europe, Juni 2015 - "Men who have sex with men (MSM) living in European countries with laws and attitudes that stigmatize male homosexuality often conceal their sexual orientation, have unmet HIV prevention needs and high levels of sexual risk behaviour, investigators report in AIDS.

The research involved over 150,000 MSM living in 38 countries. “Our results suggest that MSM in highly stigmatizing countries are particularly vulnerable to HIV infection,” comment the authors.

Globally, MSM are one of the groups most affected by HIV. The European MSM Internet Survey (EMIS) provided an opportunity to investigate the impact of country-level stigma on concealment of sexuality and unmet HIV prevention need across 38 European countries."


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