2016

HIV and STI Testing and Related Factors Among Men Who Have Sex with Men in Estonia

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Source: CrossMark

Language : ENG

HIV and sexually transmitted infections (STI) testing rates among men who have sex with men (MSM) in Estonia are low. We collected data from 265 MSM in a national, online survey. Lifetime HIV testing was related to risky sexual behaviors and contacts with health care services, while lifetime STI testing was related only to contacts with health care services. In addition, some personal values were significant predictors of testing. For example, high achievement (personal success through demonstrating competence according to social standards) had a negative impact on lifetime HIV testing, and high interpersonal conformity (avoiding upsetting others) had a negative impact on lifetime STI testing. The results demonstrate the need to develop gay-friendly health services and to recognize the role of personal values and individual differences in values when designing attractive interventions to increase HIV/STI testing rates among MSM.

United Nations Treaty Bodies: References to sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression and sex characteristics

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Source: ILGA

Language : ENG

This third edition of United Nations Treaty Bodies: References to sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression and sex characteristics was written and researched by Kseniya Kirichenko, edited by André du Plessis and Lara Goodwin, and published by ILGA. .

‘If she is a good woman …’ and ‘to be a real man …’: gender, risk and access to HIV services among key populations in Tajikistan

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Source: ROUTLEDGE

ISBN: 1369-1058

Language : ENG

The HIV epidemic continues to grow in Tajikistan, especially among people who inject drugs, sex workers, men who have sex with men and incarcerated populations. Despite their susceptibility to HIV,
members of these groups do not always have access to HIV prevention, testing and treatment. The purpose of this study was to identify and understand the gender constraints in accessing HIV services for key populations in Tajikistan. Using focus-group discussions and key informant interviews the assessment team collected information from members of key populations and those who work with them.

Homonegativity and Associated Factors Among Men Who Have Sex with Men in Estonia

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Source: CrossMark

Language : ENG

Men who have sex with men (MSM) continue to be at higher risk for negative health outcomes including
HIV, STIs, depression, substance use, suicidality, and anxiety. Associative relationships between homonegativity (internal and external) and these outcomes are used to explain the observed disproportionate impact.

Population Size Estimation of Men Who Have Sex with Men in Tbilisi, Georgia; Multiple Methods and Triangulation of Findings

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Source: PLOS ONE

Language : ENG

An accurate estimation of the population size of men who have sex with men (MSM) is critical
to the success of HIV program planning and to monitoring of the response to epidemic
as a whole, but is quite often missing. In this study, our aim was to estimate the population
size of MSM in Tbilisi, Georgia and compare it with other estimates in the region.

Professionally speaking: challenges to achieving equality for LGBT people

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Source: FRA

ISBN: 978-92-9491-007-3

Language : ENG

This report addresses matters related to human dignity (Article 1), right to life (Article 2), right to education (Article 14), equality before the law (Article 20), the principle of non-discrimination (Article 21), healthcare (Article 35) and the right to an effective remedy and to a fair trial (Article 47), falling under Titles I ‘Dignity’, II ‘Freedoms’, III ‘Equality’, IV ‘Solidarity’ and VI ‘Justice’ of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union.

Analysis of Legislation Related to LGBT Rights and HIV in Eastern Europe and Central Asia

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Source: ECOM

Language : ENG

This document was produced by ECOM—Eurasian Coalition on Male Health, a network of organizations and activists working in the region of Eastern Europe and Central Asia. We aim to create favorable conditions to ensure that men who have sex with men and transgender people have access to human rights oriented and evidence based services in the field of sexual and reproductive health, including HIV.

The following report seeks to analyze legislative and regulatory acts and documents, as well as international human rights obligations related to HIV and the rights of MSM and trans* people in EECA. It offers an overview of the legislative situation in 9 countries of the EECA region: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, and Ukraine.

Анализ законодательства, связанного с правами ЛГБТ и ВИЧ в Восточной Европе и Центральной Азии

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Source: ECOM

Language : RUS

Данный документ был создан ЕКОМ, Евразийской Коалицией по мужскому здоровью, сетью организаций и активистов, работающих в регионе Восточной Европы и Центральной Азии. Мы стремимся создать благоприятную среду, в которой любой мужчина, практикующий секс с мужчинами, и любой трансгендер будут иметь доступ к услугам по сохранению сексуального и репродуктивного здоровья, в том числе в связи с ВИЧ-инфекцией, основанным на соблюдении прав человека.

В этом отчете предпринята попытка проанализировать законодательные и нормативные акты и документы, а также международные обязательства в области прав человека, связанных с ВИЧ, и прав МСМ и трансгендеров в ВЕЦА. Он предлагает обзор законодательной ситуации в 9 странах региона ВЕЦА: Армения, Азербайджан, Беларусь, Грузия, Казахстан, Кыргызстан, Молдова, Россия и Украина.

Speaker Notes: AIDS 2016 Knowledge Toolkit Track A

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Source: IAS

Language : ENG

Club Drug Use Among Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans (LGBT) People

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Source: NEPTUN

Language : ENG

UK and international evidence suggests that the prevalence of drug use, relative to that in the general population, is high among young adults, ‘clubbers’ (those who frequently use the night-time economy and dance venues/nightclubs) and lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) populations, and men who have sex with men (MSM*) in particular. This document focuses on LGBT populations and is intended to guide improved service and treatment planning. It describes patterns of club drug use among these sub-populations, as reported in the literature. It looks at the factors that may impact on the use of substances in LGBT populations and discusses drug-related and other harms associated with drug use among these populations, including high-risk sexual behaviours.

Drug use and health behaviour among German men who have sex with men: Results of a qualitative, multi-centre study

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Source: К Р J

Language : RUS

: Men who have sex with men (MSM) are a risk group for new HIV infections. Drug use among men who have sex with men is often accompanied by risky sexual behaviours. Local AIDS help centres and gay advice centres are recording an increase in drug use among MSM clients in Germany. This study examines reasons for drug use and drug use contexts for MSM, including syndemic factors and experiences of social support.

Поведенческие особенности и уровень знаний по проблеме ВИЧ/СПИД среди мужчин, имеющих сексуальные отношения с другими мужчинами

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Language : RUS

Цель исследования – изучение эффективности профилактической работы, информированности и поведения мужчин, имеющих сексуальные отношения с другими мужчинами (МСМ).

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Source: HHS Public Access

Language : ENG

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 MSM in Moscow, Russia

Understanding the HIV Care Continuum

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Recent scientific advances have shown that antiretroviral therapy (ART) not only preserves the health of people living with HIV, but also dramatically lowers their risk of transmitting HIV to others by reducing the amount of virus in the body. These developments have transformed the nation’s approach to HIV prevention. By ensuring that everyone with HIV is aware of their infection and receiving the treatment they need, we can sharply reduce new infections in the United States.

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