Sexual Practices of Men Who Have Sex with Men (MSM) in Madagascar (WEPED432)

Sexual-Practices-of-MSM-in-Madagascar_Poster_AIDS2018.pdf

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MSM are a vulnerable population with a high prevalence of HIV (14.8%) and low HIV testing coverage (16.5%) in Madagascar. This study aims to examine barriers and motivation to HIV prevention, specifically on HIV testing, and condom and lubricant use among MSM in order to refine behavior change communication and programmatic strategies. PSI Madagascar conducted semi-structured in-depth interviews with 81 MSM ages 15-57 in July, 2017 in six urban areas with the largest populations of MSM. Study participants were purposely sampled with the assistance of MSM association leaders, who were asked to target individuals meeting the eligibility criteria. Respondents were eligible to participate if they self-identified as MSM, or were MSM who hide their sexual identity, and were between the ages of 15-23 or 24-57.