Social Vulnerability and HIV Risk Behaviors among Men Who Have Sex With Men and Transgender Women in Central America


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This presentation looks at how in Central America’s concentrated epidemic, the highest prevalence is found in specific groups, including men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender women (TGW). Sexual behaviors combined with social vulnerability, increase MSM and TGW’s risk of HIV. Social vulnerability (including homophobia, isolation, and stigma) is negatively associated with access to condoms, lubricant and HIV testing.

This presentation was created for 2014 International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia.