For example, men who have sex with men on a higher income are more likely to be able to afford, and therefore access prevention initiatives, than those on a low income. Please note that we are unable to respond to any questions, or offer advice or information in relation to personal matters. Sensational reporting in the press, which became increasingly homophobic, fuelled this view. Not only is funding needed to provide HIV prevention, testing and treatment for men who have sex with men, but it's also needed to generate research and data to inform effective programming. Such criminalisation can deter men who have sex with men from seeking out HIV prevention, testing, treatment and other services when they need them. But, while many governments throughout the world uphold laws that ban homosexuality, homophobia will remain. The most common treatment for HIV involves taking between one and four pills a day.
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Another study conducted in Australia found that HIV self-testing doubled frequency of testing among men who have sex with men at high risk of HIV, and quadrupled the frequency among non-recent testers, compared with standard care. When should I get a test? Can I get HIV from kissing someone with it? We are not able to acknowledge receipt of emails. Skip directly to search Skip directly to A to Z list Skip directly to navigation Skip directly to page options Skip directly to site content.
Interestingly, participants in the study who reported higher levels of engagement with the gay community were significantly more likely to have had an HIV test and received the result; to have participated in HIV prevention programmes and, for those living with HIV, were significantly more likely to be retained in care, giving them higher odds of viral suppression. September 26, Page last updated: Community-based testing at local pop-up clinics or mobile vans is also favoured among men who have sex with men. It is important that a combination of prevention programmes are available. The drugs of interest - namely GHB gamma-hydoxybutyratemethamphetamine and methedrone - are used to facilitate sexual sessions lasting many hours or even days with multiple partners. Globally, men who have sex with men sometimes referred to as MSM are 28 times more likely to acquire HIV than the general population. Anyone can get HIV if they have unprotected sex, but gay men are one of the highest risk groups.