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

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Источник: CrossMark

Язык документа: 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.

Implementing Comprehensive HIV and STI Programmes with Men Who Have Sex with Men

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Источник: MSMGF

Язык документа: ENG

This tool was developed by men who have sex with men, programme managers, researchers and development partners who helped to research, draft and review it in collaboration with a coordinating group. The time and expertise of all the contributors listed below, and of the organizations that contributed case examples, is gratefully acknowledged.

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