Factors Promoting Risky Behavior of Men Having Sex with Men

Published: November 1, 2010


In the republic of Belarus HIV epidemic is in the concentrated stage. Mostly infected group of the population are consumers of injection drugs. In 2008-2009 spreading of HIV infection in the given group was 27-33% in different regions of the country.

The level of sexual HIV transfer has increased also among men having sex with other men (MSM). Single cases of HIV infection in the given group had no essential influence on the general epidemiological picture before. But the results of the epidemiological control showed that in 2008 and 2009 the level of HIV prevalence in the given group has sharply increased: 3,14% (12 of 382) and 2,1% (10 of 480) accordingly.

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