Navigation Links
High HIV infection rate among Soweto Township gays
Date:8/31/2009

New research from UCSF examining HIV among men who have sex with men (MSM) in the township of Soweto in South Africa has found that a third of gay-identified men are infected with HIV.

The study's authors were the first to examine HIV and the community of men who have sex with men in the Soweto Township, an area on the periphery of Johannesburg reserved for black South Africans during apartheid.

The researchers found that Soweto MSM identified themselves as straight, bisexual or gay, with the highest HIV rate among gay identified men, at 33.9 percent. The researchers estimated the rate of HIV infection for bisexual MSM in Soweto to be 6.4 percent and 10 percent for straight identified MSM.

"Our findings clearly indicate that targeted prevention and treatment for men who have sex with men in townships are urgently needed. We also found that, despite South Africa's legal advances in gay rights, stigma and de facto segregation are reflected in the disproportionate rates of HIV infection," said the study's principal investigator, Tim Lane, PhD, MPH, assistant professor at the UCSF Center for AIDS Prevention Studies

The findings are now available in the online edition of the journal AIDS and Behavior and are scheduled for publication in an upcoming print issue.

Of the study's 378 participants, 34.1 percent identified as gay, 30.4 percent as bisexual and 31.7 percent as straight. All but one of the participants were black South Africans and all of South Africa's black African ethnic groups were represented in the sample.

The study showed that MSM's sexual identities predicted their sexual behavior with other men.

Gay identity was highly correlated with the exclusive practice of receptive anal intercourse and straight and bisexual self-identification was highly correlated with the exclusive practice of insertive anal intercourse with male partners.

"With the correlation of sexual id
'/>"/>

Contact: Jeff Sheehy
jsheehy@ari.ucsf.edu
415-597-8165
University of California - San Francisco
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Antibiotics Being Prescribed Less for Respiratory Infections
2. Synthetic Protein Thwarts HIV Infection in Lab
3. Clostridium difficile Infection: Tracking a Virulent Pathogen
4. MinuteClinic Offers New Rapid Pink-Eye Test; Detects Viral Conjunctivitis Infections in Minutes
5. Staph Infection May Follow People Home From Hospital
6. Rapid Swine Flu Test Misses Many Infections
7. NCCN Updates Infection Guidelines to Include Information About H1N1 Virus (Swine Flu)
8. Scientists learn why even treated genital herpes sores boost the risk of HIV infection
9. Prototype, 7-foot-tall sanitizer automates disinfection of hard-to-clean hospital equipment
10. Muskogee Community Hospital Adopts Steril-Aire UVC Lights for Infection Control, Green Benefits
11. Penile Prosthesis Surgery Infection Rates Reduced With The No-Touch Technique By Dr. J. Francois Eid of Advanced Urological Care
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/25/2015)... New York (PRWEB) April 25, 2015 ... established for vaginal mesh lawsuits filed against C.R. ... U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia. ... a Scheduling Conference was convened that day, after ... Master Long Form Complaint. The Order directed that ...
(Date:4/25/2015)... 25, 2015 The impact of the ... the excitement of the public and is likely to ... of May and June. From March 21st to ... tradition of "Special Prayers." More than 600 people participated ... Special Prayers and have reported intense experiences that they ...
(Date:4/25/2015)... (PRWEB) April 25, 2015 Parker and Sons ... and cooling, has spiked in Arizona alongside the growing economy. ... additional forty employees for April to help account for the ... forty employees in April is something we are enthusiastic about. ... said Paul Kelly, president at Parker and Sons. , Indeed, ...
(Date:4/25/2015)... 25, 2015 On Friday, April 17, ... Journal’s annual Best Implementation Award. This award is ... best use of RFID technology to improve its manufacturing, ... company that best demonstrates how RFID is delivering real ... RFID Journal Live! 2015 in San Diego, the RFID ...
(Date:4/24/2015)... Constellations Recovery celebrates the opening of the ... 35 miles from New York City, Constellations Recovery was ... while recovering from addiction. The Open House, which is ... doctors and treatment centers to see the residence, tour ... offered by Constellations Recovery.,  , The newly opened facility ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:C.R. Bard Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit News: Federal Litigation Issues New Pretrial Order Following Submission of Amended Responses to Master Complaint 2Health News:C.R. Bard Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit News: Federal Litigation Issues New Pretrial Order Following Submission of Amended Responses to Master Complaint 3Health News:C.R. Bard Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit News: Federal Litigation Issues New Pretrial Order Following Submission of Amended Responses to Master Complaint 4Health News:Trivedi Master Wellness™ Announces the Resounding Success of their Special Prayers Human Wellness Program 2Health News:Trivedi Master Wellness™ Announces the Resounding Success of their Special Prayers Human Wellness Program 3Health News:Parker and Sons Plans to Expand in 2015 2Health News:Seeonic’s Industry Leading Technology Powers Interstate Batteries to Winning Award 2Health News:Constellations Recovery Opens The First Luxury Sober Living Residence in Westchester New York 2Health News:Constellations Recovery Opens The First Luxury Sober Living Residence in Westchester New York 3
... ... announced that nine distinguished scientists have joined its Environmental Task Force to explore possible ... IDA also announced the members of the Task Force’s Steering Committee as well as ... ...
... ... for military veterans harmed by Agent Orange. , ... Parkersburg, WV (PRWEB) April 24, 2010 -- According to attorney Jan ... and ischemic heart disease should have an easier time obtaining disability benefits under a recently ...
... for American adults have stabilized while the rate of childhood ... the journal Medical Decision Making , published by SAGE. ... from 2000-2004 and validated against 2005-2006 data, the study looked ... in the United States. The research explored statistics for many ...
... yielded best results when put in those younger ... News) -- Inserting cochlear implants early significantly improves ... who have severe hearing loss, a new study ... three years in 188 children who underwent cochlear ...
... to live together happily, experts say , FRIDAY, April 23 ... to cats, enduring regular bouts of congestion, sneezing, and watery ... as an office manager for a feline veterinary hospital in ... "They showed up and never left so I took them ...
... ... Research Council , low reimbursements from public health insurance programs, such as Medicare and Medicaid, ... forcing auto insurers to more closely scrutinize and negotiate hospital bills prior to payment. ... Malvern, PA (Vocus) April ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:International Desalination Association Announces Members of Environmental Task Force and Dates for Environmental Symposium 2Health News:International Desalination Association Announces Members of Environmental Task Force and Dates for Environmental Symposium 3Health News:International Desalination Association Announces Members of Environmental Task Force and Dates for Environmental Symposium 4Health News:International Desalination Association Announces Members of Environmental Task Force and Dates for Environmental Symposium 5Health News:International Desalination Association Announces Members of Environmental Task Force and Dates for Environmental Symposium 6Health News:International Desalination Association Announces Members of Environmental Task Force and Dates for Environmental Symposium 7Health News:New Disability Benefits Could Soon Be Available to Vietnam Vets 2Health News:New Disability Benefits Could Soon Be Available to Vietnam Vets 3Health News:Early Surgery Best for Children With Hearing Loss 2Health News:Cat Allergy Doesn't Have to Mean Giving Up Kitty 2Health News:Cat Allergy Doesn't Have to Mean Giving Up Kitty 3Health News:Hospital Cost Shifting Adds to Auto Injury Claim Costs 2Health News:Hospital Cost Shifting Adds to Auto Injury Claim Costs 3Health News:Hospital Cost Shifting Adds to Auto Injury Claim Costs 4
(Date:4/24/2015)... DUBLIN , Apr. 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... ) has announced the addition of the ... Printer/ Pipette tips/ Pumps/Microplate/Reagent Reservoir/Valve/Tubing/Wash Station) & ... Institute) - Global Forecast to 2020" ... global laboratory accessories market is expected to ...
(Date:4/24/2015)... -- Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation (NPC) has been named the top company ... the annual DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity listing. DiversityInc ... Diversity on April 23 at an awards ceremony in ... on the DiversityInc Top 10 Companies for Recruitment list and ... list. David Epstein , Division Head, ...
(Date:4/24/2015)... Ga. , April 24, 2015 ... researchers, paper, that such was not the product of reliable ... form a reliable basis for allegations of adulteration. ... position on a false premise, or misguided hope, ... fact, these studies are contradicted by multiple other ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Global Lab Accessories Market Report 2015-2020 - Label Printer/ Pipette tips/ Pumps/Microplate/Reagent Reservoir/Valve/Tubing/Wash Station 2Global Lab Accessories Market Report 2015-2020 - Label Printer/ Pipette tips/ Pumps/Microplate/Reagent Reservoir/Valve/Tubing/Wash Station 3Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation is first company to receive number one ranking two years in a row on DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity list 2Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation is first company to receive number one ranking two years in a row on DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity list 3Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation is first company to receive number one ranking two years in a row on DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity list 4Hi-Tech Responds to "Bullying Tactics" Issued by FDA on Acacia Rigidula 2Hi-Tech Responds to "Bullying Tactics" Issued by FDA on Acacia Rigidula 3Hi-Tech Responds to "Bullying Tactics" Issued by FDA on Acacia Rigidula 4Hi-Tech Responds to "Bullying Tactics" Issued by FDA on Acacia Rigidula 5Hi-Tech Responds to "Bullying Tactics" Issued by FDA on Acacia Rigidula 6
... VALENCIA, Calif., Oct. 4, 2011 Bioness ... initial enrollment phase of the FASTEST study to further examine ... individuals with foot drop as a result of stroke. The ... L300® Foot Drop System over standard therapy with an ankle-foot ...
... Goldfarb Branham LLP is investigating whether ... PPDI ) violated shareholder protection laws by ... Concerned investors are encouraged to contact attorney Hamilton Lindley ... and remedies. "As recently as mid-August, ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Bioness Inc. Announces Completion of Enrollment in Its FASTEST L300 Study 2
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference ... laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an ... unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... ARUP Laboratories' clients include more than half ...
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
Medicine Products: