Is violence associated with increased risk behavior among MSM? Evidence from a population-based survey conducted across nine cities in Central America

Published: October 23, 2014

Global Health Action
Jennifer Wheeler, Katherine Anfinson, Dennis Valvert, Susana Lungo
Original Article:


Background/Objective: There is a dearth of research examining the linkages between violence and HIV risk behavior among men who have sex with men (MSM), including those who identify as transgender women (TW), particularly in Central America where violence is widespread. In this paper, we use population-based survey results to independently examine the correlations between physical, emotional and sexual violence and HIV risk behavior among MSM populations in five countries in Central America.

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