High HIV prevalence among MSM, study finds

Published: November 11, 2014

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Men who have sex with men have a high prevalence of HIV, with Durban having the most men testing positive for the virus compared to Johannesburg and Cape Town, a study has found.

“In Durban, the prevalence was unusually high among respondents at 48.2 percent, in Cape Town, the overall prevalence was 22.3 percent. Johannesburg was at 26.8 percent,” the researchers at the Human Sciences Research Council said.

The study, called the Marang Men’s Project, was conducted from 2012 to 2013 in Johannesburg, Cape Town, and Durban among 925 men who have sex with men (MSM).

The term “men who have sex with men” (MSM) refers to “all biological males who have sex with other biological males, irrespective of the person’s sexual orientation and gender expression”, the authors of the study pointed out.

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