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HIV, hepatitis and syphilis prevalence and correlates of condom use during anal sex among men who have sex with men in the Republic of Moldova

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Source: ORA

Language : ENG

Limited data on HIV prevalence and related risks among men who have sex with men (MSM) exist in the Republic of Moldova. In Chisinau and Balti, 188 and 209, respectively, men who reported having anal or oral sex in the last six months with another man, aged 16 years were recruited into a study in 2010 using respondent-driven sampling methods.

Male sex workers: practices, contexts, and vulnerabilities for HIV acquisition and transmission

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Language : ENG

Male sex workers who sell or exchange sex for money or goods encompass a very diverse population across and within countries worldwide. Information characterising their practices, contexts where they live, and their needs is limited, because these individuals are generally included as a subset of larger studies focused on gay men and other men who have sex with men (MSM) or even female sex workers.

Misclassification of Men with Reported HIV Infection in Ukraine

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Source: CrossMark

Language : ENG

We analyzed data on reported mode of transmission in case reports of HIV-infections among men in
Ukraine. The number of men who were reported to have acquired HIV through heterosexual transmission increased substantially in 2006–2011. However, we estimate that up to 40 % of reported cases of heterosexual transmission among men may actually represent misclassified men who have sex with men or persons who inject drugs. These findings indicate a need to improve the quality of data on
reported mode of HIV transmission. Accurate information has important public health implications in planning prevention and treatment services.

Modelling the impact of HIV prevention and treatment for men who have sex with men on HIV epidemic trajectories in low- and middle-income countries

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Source: ORA

Language : ENG

Little is known about the impact of combination HIV prevention interventions for men who have sex with men (MSM) and the impacts on the wider epidemics. Modelling analyses of MSM-specific interventions across varied HIV epidemics may inform evidence-based responses. The Goals model was adapted to project the impacts of providing HIV interventions for MSM and access to expanded coverage of antiretroviral therapy (ART) for adults to measure the effects on the MSM and adult epidemics in Peru, Ukraine, Kenya and Thailand.

Outcomes associated with anxiety and depression amongmen who have sex with men in Estonia

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Source: CrossMark

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Evidence supports that gay, lesbian, and transgender populations are at increased risk for mental health problems. The current study was conducted to estimate the prevalence of anxiety and depressive symptoms and related factors among men who have sex with men (MSM) in Estonia. This is
the only known study of its type in the Eastern European region.

Social and Structural Risks for HIV among Migrant and Immigrant Men Who have Sex with Men in Moscow, Russia: Implications for Prevention

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Source: NIH

Language : ENG

Moscow has a large population of immigrants and migrants from across the Former Soviet Union.
Little is studied about men who have sex with men (MSM) within these groups. Qualitative research methods were used to explore identities, practices, and factors affecting HIV prevention and risks among immigrant/migrant MSM in Moscow.

The emerging HIV epidemic among men who have sex with men in southeastern Europe

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Source: Expert Rewiew

Language : ENG

Patterns of HIV transmission in the seven countries of southeastern Europe (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Montenegro, former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Serbia and Slovenia) indicate that men who have sex with men (MSM) bear the highest burden of HIV. In 2008, MSM represented 56% of all HIV cases reported in Serbia, and 71 and 76% in Slovenia and Croatia, respectively. In other countries the number of reported HIV cases attributed to MSM remains low, which is likely due to under reporting. HIV prevalence measured in surveys was the highest among MSM compared with other at-risk groups, ranging from 0.7% in Bosnia and Herzegovina to 6.1% in Serbia. Data on sexual behaviors and

The HIV care continuum among men who have sex with men in Moscow, Russia: a cross-sectional study of infection awareness and engagement in care

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Source: BMJ

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Early diagnosis and treatment of HIV infection is critical to improving clinical outcomes for HIV-infected individuals. We sought to characterise the HIV care continuum and identify correlates of being
unaware of one’s HIV infection among men who have sex with men (MSM) in Moscow, Russia

Mapping of tools on HIV-­‐related stigma and discrimination in health care settings

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Source: USC

Language : ENG

This report presents the finding of the mapping exercise. Relevant background information  is provided, including some detail on the differences between stigma and discrimination as these are important to the analyses that have been carried out. Following a brief section on  the methods used for this research, the findings are presented, which leads into a section on ‘moving forward’ that seeks to outline opportunities for advancing work in this area.

Annual Review of the Human Rights Situation of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex People in Europe

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Source: ILGA EUROPE

ISBN: 978-92-95066-11-3

Language : ENG

Welcome to the fourth edition of ILGA-Europe’s Annual Review of the Human Rights Situation of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex People in Europe. The publication includes events that occurred between January – December 2014. It provides a snapshot of what happened during the year, at national, regional and international levels, and it documents progress and trends regarding the human rights situation of LGBTI people.

HIV cascade framework for Key Populations

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Source: USAID

Language : ENG

Over the past 15 years, the world has made remarkable strides in halting and reversing the HIV epidemic: annual new infections have declined 35% since 2000 and 15 million people living with HIV (PLHIV) are now on antiretroviral therapy (ART). However, the key populations (KPs) of sex workers, men who have sex with men (MSM) , transgender people, and people who inject drugs (PWID) remain disproportionately affected; 40-50% of all new HIV infections among adults worldwide occur among these populations and their sex partners.

HIV and young people who sell sex

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Source: WHO

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Young people aged 10–24 years constitute one-quarter of the world’s population,(7) and they are among those most affected by the global epidemic of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). In 2013, an estimated 4.96 million people aged 10–24 years were living with HIV, and young people aged 15–24 years accounted for an estimated 35% of all new infections worldwide in people over 15 years of age.

Guidance on the Clinical Management of Acute and Chronic Harms of Club Drugs and Novel Psychoactive Substances

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Source: NEPTUN

Language : ENG

This document provides guidance on the clinical management of harms resulting from acute intoxication and from the harmful and dependent use of club drugs and NPS. It categorises club drugs broadly according to their clinical effects: depressant; stimulant; hallucinogenic.

HIV cascade framework for Key Populations

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Отчет Исследование в сфере ВИЧ/СПИДа в Кыргызской Республике

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Source: Министерство здравоохранения Кыргызской Республики

Language : RUS

Сводное руководство по стратегической информации о ВИЧ в секторе здравоохранения

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Source: ВОЗ

Language : RUS

В настоящем руководстве сведены воедино ключевые показатели для мониторинга национальных и глобальных ответных мер сектора здравоохранения на ВИЧ. Данные показатели ранжируются по степени значимости; в руководстве представлено их описание. Целью руководства является оказание помощи странам в выборе, сборе и систематическом анализе стратегической информации, которой следует руководствоваться при определении ответных мер сектора здравоохранения на ВИЧ. Все ключевые показатели сведены здесь воедино в целях обеспечения полноты картины, ранжирования показателей по степени значимости и демонстрации их взаимосвязи в цепочке результатов, а также возможности их использования для обеспечения высококачественной помощи в рамках каскада медицинских услуг при ВИЧ.

Transition From Global Fund Support and Programmatic Sustainability Research in Four CEE/CIS Countries Synthesis Report

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Source: CIF

Language : ENG

The goal of the synthesis report is to examine the experience of four middle-income EECA  countries – Belarus, Bulgaria, Georgia and Ukraine – that have received grant support from  the Global Fund and, in the near future, will have to prepare for transition out of Global  Fund assistance in a way that assures the financial and programmatic sustainability of their  TB and HIV responses. The synthesis report presents the main findings from this  assessment and elaborates recommendations for the country actors. These countries share  important similarities and can serve as examples for other comparable countries in the  region, or with analogous backgrounds, in planning for transition. Finally the synthesis also  aims to inform the Global Fund’s strategy development process, especially for the area of  transition and sustainability.

Mapping of tools on HIV‐related stigma and discrimination in health care settings

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Source: USC

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UNAIDS commissioned a mapping of existing tools on HIV-related stigma and discrimination in health care settings, with a view to identifying potential gaps in the  available tools where additional tools might be needed to accelerate progress towards these global targets.

				
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