Exploring HIV Risk among MSM in Kigali, Rwanda
Exploring HIV Risk among MSM in Kigali, Rwanda presents findings from a behavioral surveillance study of men who have sex with men (MSM) in Kigali carried out in 2008-2009. The study describes the population of MSM in Kigali and explores the nature of sexual activity between MSM.
"Health is a basic human right, of which HIV prevention, care and treatment services are an integral part that should be denied to no one on earth," says Dr. Agnes Binagwaho, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Health of Rwanda. "Discrimination and stigmatization are keeping homosexuals from accessing these services, thereby inhibiting them from benefiting from this essential right."
The study provides introductory data as a first step to shaping the HIV response for MSM. Much information is still lacking and further research is urgently needed to assess HIV/other STI prevalence among MSM.
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