HIV testing, knowledge and willingness to use PReP among partnered men who have sex with men in South Africa and Namibia

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dc.date.accessioned 2022-08-17T12:41:22Z
dc.date.available 2022-08-17T12:41:22Z
dc.date.issued 2021-02-18 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/15794
dc.description.abstract There is strong evidence that gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (GBMSM) in African countries experience high prevalence of HIV. However, missing from the literature is an understanding of the HIV risk behaviors and prevention needs of partnered GBMSM in African countries. The Together Tomorrow project sampled 440 partnered GBMSM (220 couples) in South Africa and Namibia. Prevalence of HIV was high at 42%, with 33% of men in sero-discordant relationships. Despite high levels of HIV testing in the past 6 months (65%), condom use with main and outside sex partners was low. Men reported low levels of willingness to use pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) (16%). HIV testing in the past 12 months and willingness to use PrEP were significantly associated with recent binge drinking and substance use. Men in sero-discordant relationships, those with sexual agreements and those who had experienced any form of IPV were all less likely to report that they had recently tested for HIV. There is a need to develop interventions that meet the unique needs of African partnered GBMSM and tackle stigma and discrimination as drivers of HIV risk in these settings. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.publisher Springer en
dc.subject NAMIBIA en
dc.subject HOMOSEXUALITY en
dc.subject HIV/AIDS PREVENTION en
dc.subject ORAL PRE-EXPOSURE PROPHYLAXIS (PrEP) en
dc.subject MEN en
dc.title HIV testing, knowledge and willingness to use PReP among partnered men who have sex with men in South Africa and Namibia en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber PQYNSA en
dc.Volume January en
dc.BudgetYear 2020/21 en
dc.ResearchGroup Human and Social Capabilities en
dc.ResearchGroup Impact Centre en
dc.SourceTitle AIDS and Behavior en
dc.ArchiveNumber 11758 en
dc.PageNumber Online en
dc.outputnumber 10904 en
dc.bibliographictitle Stephenson, R., Darbes, L.A., Chavanduka, T., Essack, Z. & Van Rooyen, H. (2021) HIV testing, knowledge and willingness to use PReP among partnered men who have sex with men in South Africa and Namibia. AIDS and Behavior. January:Online. http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/15794 en
dc.publicationyear 2021 en
dc.contributor.author1 Stephenson, R. en
dc.contributor.author2 Darbes, L.A. en
dc.contributor.author3 Chavanduka, T. en
dc.contributor.author4 Essack, Z. en
dc.contributor.author5 Van Rooyen, H. en


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