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A review of the role of Malawi's law reform agency in criminalization and decriminalization of female same-sex sexual conduct.

J Lesbian Stud 2019 Apr 15:1-15. Epub 2019 Apr 15.

The Law Commission is an institution created by Malawi's 1995 Constitution with the mandate to review and recommend laws to be in conformity with the Constitution and international law. In 2000, the Commission recommended, for the first time in the history of Malawi, the criminalization of female same-sex sexual conduct. This was enacted into law in 2011. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10894160.2019.1592943DOI Listing

[The ocular manifestations of human immunodeficiency virus and syphilis coinfection].

Zhonghua Yan Ke Za Zhi 2019 Apr;55(4):267-272

Department of Ophthalmology, Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Peking Union Medical College, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Beijing 100730, China.

To investigate the ocular manifestations of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and syphilis coinfection. A retrospective analysis of the ocular manifestations was carried out in 27 patients (54 eyes) diagnosed as syphilis and HIV coinfection by the Department of Infectious Medicine in Peking Union Medical College Hospital during the years of 2006-2017. The research included 26 males and 1 female, aging from 24 to 76 years old, with a mean age of 40. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3760/cma.j.issn.0412-4081.2019.04.008DOI Listing
April 2019
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Extragenital Chlamydia and Gonorrhea Among Community Venue-Attending Men Who Have Sex with Men - Five Cities, United States, 2017.

MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2019 Apr 12;68(14):321-325. Epub 2019 Apr 12.

Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) disproportionately affect gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (MSM) in the United States (1). Because chlamydia and gonorrhea at extragenital (rectal and pharyngeal) anatomic sites are often asymptomatic, these anatomic sites serve as a reservoir of infection, which might contribute to gonococcal antimicrobial resistance (2) and increased risk for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) transmission and acquisition (3). To ascertain prevalence of extragenital STDs, MSM attending community venues were recruited in five U. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm6814a1DOI Listing
April 2019
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Changing worldwide attitudes toward homosexuality: The influence of global and region-specific cultures, 1981-2012.

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Louisa L Roberts

Soc Sci Res 2019 May 10;80:114-131. Epub 2018 Dec 10.

Department of Anthropology and Sociology, University of South Dakota, East Hall, Room 301 414 E. Clark St, Vermillion, SD, 57069, United States. Electronic address:

While the acceptance of homosexuality has risen across many Western countries, we know little about whether or why attitudes have changed in the rest of the world. Here I investigate these questions while also testing the relative utility of three theories of what drives worldwide attitudinal change: (1) the postmaterialist thesis, which casts existential security as a main determinant; (2) world society theory, which emphasizes the influence of a diffusing global culture; and (3) multiple modernities theory, which points to the effect of region-specific cultural programs. Drawing on data from the integrated World Values Survey/European Values Survey (1981-2012), I use a longitudinal multilevel design to model worldwide change in the societal acceptance of homosexuality. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ssresearch.2018.12.003DOI Listing
May 2019
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Are There Differences in Anti-Gay Beliefs Among U.S. Veterans and Non-Veterans? Results from the General Social Survey.

J Homosex 2019 Apr 2:1-11. Epub 2019 Apr 2.

c Department of Veterans Affairs , LGBT Health Program, Office of Patient Care Services , Washington , DC , USA.

Only since 2011 have sexual minorities been able to serve openly in the U.S. military. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00918369.2019.1591787DOI Listing
April 2019
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Intention to care for gay and lesbian patients and knowledge about homosexuality: A comparison of Taiwanese nurses in 2005 and in 2017.

Public Health Nurs 2019 Apr 1. Epub 2019 Apr 1.

Department of Psychiatry, Tainan Municipal Hospital (Managed by Show Chwan Medical Care Corporation), Tainan, Taiwan.

Objective: To examine the differences in the levels of intention to care for gay and lesbian patients and knowledge regarding homosexuality among Taiwanese nurses between 2005 and 2017 and the moderators of these differences.

Design And Sample: This two-wave survey study was conducted on nurses in 2005 (N = 1,176; Survey 2005) and 2017 (N = 1,519; Survey 2017) recruited from three hospitals.

Measurements: An anonymous self-report questionnaire was used. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/phn.12609DOI Listing
April 2019
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Antigay "Honor" Abuse: A Multinational Attitudinal Study of Collectivist- Versus Individualist-Orientated Populations in Asia and England.

J Interpers Violence 2019 Mar 29:886260519838493. Epub 2019 Mar 29.

5 Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan.

Cultural collectivism, a core feature of honor cultures, is associated with the acceptance of aggression if it is used in the name of so-called "honor." Currently overlooked in the research literature, this study explored perceptions of antigay "honor" abuse in collectivist-orientated honor cultures, where homosexuality, in particular, is considered to be dishonorable. To conduct exploratory and comparative analysis, this study recruited 922 students in four Asian countries (India, Iran, Malaysia, and Pakistan), as well as Asian British and White British students in England. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0886260519838493DOI Listing
March 2019
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Use of gay app and the associated HIV/syphilis risk among non-commercial men who have sex with men in Shenzhen, China: a serial cross-sectional study.

Sex Transm Infect 2019 Mar 27. Epub 2019 Mar 27.

Department of HIV/AIDS Control and Prevention, Shenzhen Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Shenzhen, China

Objectives: Geosocial networking application specific to men who have sex with men (MSM) (gay app) has revolutionised the social networking of MSM globally, much concern was raised over its linkage to HIV/syphilis risk. This study sought to examine the association between use of gay app and sexual behaviours and HIV/syphilis risk among Chinese MSM.

Methods: Eligible MSM were recruited through combined offline methods from 2015 to 2017 in Shenzhen, China, with data collected including demographics, sexual behaviours, app use, recreational drug use and HIV testing. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/sextrans-2018-053902DOI Listing
March 2019
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Extent and selectivity of sexual orientation disclosure and its association with HIV and other STI testing patterns among gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men.

Sex Transm Infect 2019 Mar 27. Epub 2019 Mar 27.

Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, National University of Singapore, Singapore, Singapore.

Objectives: Gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (GBMSM) in Singapore may fear disclosing their sexual orientation to others due to negative societal attitudes, and the law that criminalises sexual relations between men, which may, in turn, impede access to HIV/sexually transmitted infection (STI)-related health services. This study attempts to determine how selective disclosure to varying social groups, and the extent of disclosure, may serve to impact HIV/STI testing patterns among GBMSM.

Methods: In this observational study, we recruited GBMSM in Singapore through an online cross-sectional survey disseminated via the smartphone app Grindr from 14 January to 11 February 2018. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/sextrans-2018-053866DOI Listing
March 2019
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The Characteristics and Quality of Mobile Phone Apps Targeted at Men Who Have Sex With Men in China: A Window of Opportunity for Health Information Dissemination?

JMIR Mhealth Uhealth 2019 Mar 27;7(3):e12573. Epub 2019 Mar 27.

Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Mzuzu University, Mzuzu, Malawi.

Background: A number of mobile phone apps has been developed specifically for men who have sex with men (MSM). We will call these mobile phone apps MSM apps for simplicity. At present, the characteristics and quality and purpose of these MSM apps are unclear. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2196/12573DOI Listing
March 2019
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Not in the Same Mental Drawer: Internalized Sexual Stigma, Dissociation, and the Role of Religion in a Sample of Italian Gay Men.

J Homosex 2019 Mar 26:1-15. Epub 2019 Mar 26.

a Department of Dynamic and Clinical Psychology , Sapienza University of Rome , Rome , Italy.

Several studies have highlighted the relationship between internalized sexual stigma (ISS) and dissociation. The aim of the present study was to empirically investigate this relationship through a quantitative study. The Measure of Internalized Sexual Stigma for Lesbians and Gay Men (MISS-LG) and the Dissociation Scale (DIS) of the Trauma Symptom Inventory (TSI) were administered to 120 Caucasian participants who self-identified as gay men. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00918369.2019.1591786DOI Listing
March 2019
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Implicit Association Task and Perception of Homosexuality: Differences between African American and Non-Hispanic Caucasian Homosexual Males.

J Homosex 2019 Mar 25:1-23. Epub 2019 Mar 25.

c School of Dramatic Arts , University of Southern California , Los Angeles , California , USA.

This study investigated the relationship between sexual orientation and minority group membership in a sample of African American and non-Hispanic Caucasian (NHC) homosexual men. Participants competed measures of pathology, sexual orientation, and ethnic identity. They completed two IATs, one using homosexual symbols and the other ethnically diverse homosexual images. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00918369.2019.1585728DOI Listing
March 2019
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Gender dysphoria and XX congenital adrenal hyperplasia: how frequent is it? Is male-sex rearing a good idea?

J Pediatr Surg 2019 Feb 22. Epub 2019 Feb 22.

Pediatric Urology and Surgery Department, Servidores do Estado Federal Hospital, UFF, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Introduction: The frequency of gender dysphoria (GD) among 46,XX congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) patients is unknown. These data are needed to put into perspective the debate about the timing of reconstructive surgery and possible male-raising of the most severely virilized children.

Objective: To analyze the frequency of female to male GD between 46,XX individuals raised as females; to identify subgroups with higher chances of showing GD; to describe the results of male-raising among 46,XX CAH patients. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2019.01.062DOI Listing
February 2019
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Vital Signs: HIV Transmission Along the Continuum of Care - United States, 2016.

MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2018 Mar 22;68(11):267-272. Epub 2018 Mar 22.

Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, CDC.

Background: In 2016, an estimated 1.1 million persons had human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection in the United States; 38,700 were new infections. Knowledge of HIV infection status, behavior change, and antiretroviral therapy (ART) all prevent HIV transmission. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm6811e1DOI Listing
March 2018
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The Half Embrace of Psychic Bisexuality.

J Am Psychoanal Assoc 2019 Feb;67(1):97-121

The discourse on psychic bisexuality is explored as it unfolds in Freud's writings, in contemporary papers by LGBTQ psychoanalysts, and in a volume of essays, Psychic Bisexuality, published in 2018 by a group of prominent French and British analysts (Perelberg 2018). The greater acceptance of nonnormative sexualities and genders is reshaping the discourse on bisexuality and gender in many corners of our profession, yet, as the Perelberg volume attests, that evolution is far from universal. A strain of unquestioned heteronormativity and cisgenderism is evident in Perelberg et al. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0003065119827043DOI Listing
February 2019
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"It's Not Always Possible to Live Your Life Openly or Honestly in the Same Way" - Workplace Inclusion of Lesbian and Gay Humanitarian Aid Workers in Doctors Without Borders.

Front Psychol 2019 27;10:320. Epub 2019 Feb 27.

Department of Sociology, University of Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands.

In this exploratory study, we present findings from semi-structured interviews with 11 self-identified lesbian and gay (LG) humanitarian aid workers of Doctors without Borders (MSF). We investigate their perceptions of workplace inclusion in terms of perceived satisfaction of their needs for authenticity and belonging within two organizational settings, namely office and field. Through our combined deductive and inductive approach, based on grounded theory, we find that perceptions of their colleagues' and supervisors' attitudes and behaviors, as well as organizational inclusiveness practices play a role in LGs' perceived authenticity, but not belonging, in the workplace. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2019.00320DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6400840PMC
February 2019
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Improvements in the HIV care continuum needed to meaningfully reduce HIV incidence among men who have sex with men in Baltimore, US: a modelling study for HPTN 078.

J Int AIDS Soc 2019 Mar;22(3):e25246

Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Imperial College London, HPTN Modelling Centre, London, UK.

Introduction: HIV prevalence is high among men who have sex with men (MSM) in Baltimore, Maryland, United States, and the levels of viral suppression among HIV-positive MSM are relatively low. The HIV Prevention Trials Network 078 trial seeks to increase the levels of viral suppression among US MSM by increasing the rates of diagnosis and linkage to care and treatment. We estimated the increases in viral suppression needed to reach different HIV incidence reduction targets, and the impact of meeting diagnosis and treatment targets. Read More

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1002/jia2.25246
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jia2.25246DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6416473PMC
March 2019
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[Analysis of HIV infection status and the related factors among male students who have sex with men from voluntary counseling and testing clinics by classification tree model in Changzhou City, Jiangsu Province].

Zhonghua Yu Fang Yi Xue Za Zhi 2019 Mar;53(3):293-297

STD/AIDS Prevention and Control Institute of Changzhou Center for Disease Prevention and Control, Changzhou 213022, China.

To analysis the status of HIV infection and the related factors among students of men who have sex with men (MSM) from voluntary counseling and testing (VCT) clinics in Changzhoucity Jiangsu province. A total of 236 subjects with previous male sexual history, 16-25 years of age and less than 3 months of confirmation time of HIV positive infection were recruited in Changzhou from January 2014 to December 2017. Questionnaires were conducted and plasma samples were collected for selenium and HIV antibody testing. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3760/cma.j.issn.0253-9624.2019.03.011DOI Listing
March 2019
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Gonorrhoea and chlamydia diagnosis as an entry point for HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis: a modelling study.

BMJ Open 2019 Mar 4;9(3):e023453. Epub 2019 Mar 4.

Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.

Objectives: (NG) and (CT) increase the risk of HIV transmission among men who have sex with men (MSM). Diagnosis of NG/CT may provide an efficient entry point for prevention of HIV through the delivery of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP); however, the additional population-level impact of targeting PrEP to MSM diagnosed with NG/CT is unknown.

Design: An agent-based simulation model of NG/CT and HIV cocirculation among MSM calibrated against census data, disease surveillance reports and the US National HIV Behavioral Surveillance study. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2018-023453DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6429744PMC
March 2019
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Sociodemographic and behavioural correlates of lifetime number of sexual partners: findings from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing.

BMJ Sex Reprod Health 2019 Mar 4. Epub 2019 Mar 4.

Cambridge Centre for Sport and Exercise Sciences, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, UK.

Background: No current data are available on correlates of lifetime sexual partners at older ages. This study aimed to explore correlates of the lifetime number of sexual partners in a sample of older adults.

Method: Data were from 3054 men and 3867 women aged ≥50 years participating in the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjsrh-2018-200230DOI Listing
March 2019
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Health providers' experiences, perceptions and readiness to provide HIV services to men who have sex with men and female sex workers in Uganda - a qualitative study.

BMC Infect Dis 2019 Mar 5;19(1):214. Epub 2019 Mar 5.

Department of Disease Control and Environmental Health, Makerere University School of Public Health, Kampala, Uganda.

Background: Access to HIV services among men who have sex with men (MSM) and female sex workers (FSWs) remains suboptimal globally. While the reasons for this dismal performance have been documented, limited evidence exists on the experiences, perceptions and readiness of health providers to provide HIV services to MSM and FSWs.

Methods: This analysis uses data collected from 48 key informants (health providers in public and private health facilities) as part of a larger study conducted in 12 districts of Uganda between October and December 2013. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12879-019-3713-0DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6400025PMC
March 2019
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The effects of free condom distribution on HIV and other sexually transmitted infections in men who have sex with men.

BMC Infect Dis 2019 Mar 4;19(1):222. Epub 2019 Mar 4.

Condomerie, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Background: HIV and other sexually transmitted infections remain a burden on men who have sex with men in the era of effective combination antiretroviral therapy. New prevention efforts are therefore needed. One of these approaches is the current country-wide free condom distribution at gay bars with darkrooms and gay saunas in the Netherlands. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12879-019-3839-0DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6399837PMC
March 2019
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Development and reliability of metrics to characterize types and sources of stigma among men who have sex with men and female sex workers in Togo and Burkina Faso.

BMC Infect Dis 2019 Mar 5;19(1):208. Epub 2019 Mar 5.

Key Populations Program, Center for Public Health and Human Rights, Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 North Wolfe Street, 5th Floor, Baltimore, MD, USA.

Background: Stigma is a multifaceted concept that potentiates Human Immunodeficiency Virus and sexually transmitted infection acquisition and transmission risks among key populations, including men who have sex with men (MSM) and female sex workers (FSW). Despite extensive stigma literature, limited research has characterized the types and sources of stigma reported by key populations in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Methods: This study leveraged data collected from 1356 MSM and 1383 FSW in Togo and Burkina Faso, recruited via respondent-driven sampling. Read More

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https://bmcinfectdis.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s128
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12879-019-3693-0DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6399877PMC
March 2019
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Stigma and outness about sexual behaviors among cisgender men who have sex with men and transgender women in Eswatini: a latent class analysis.

BMC Infect Dis 2019 Mar 5;19(1):211. Epub 2019 Mar 5.

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology, Baltimore Maryland, USA.

Background: Men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender women in Sub-Saharan Africa are subjected to high levels of sexual behavior-related stigma, which may affect mental health and sexual risk behaviors. MSM and transgender women who are open about, or have disclosed their sexual behaviors appear to be most affected by stigma. Characterizing the mechanism of action of stigma in potentiating HIV-risks among these key populations is important to support the development of interventions. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12879-019-3711-2DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6399954PMC
March 2019
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Identifying high risk subgroups of MSM: a latent class analysis using two samples.

BMC Infect Dis 2019 Mar 5;19(1):213. Epub 2019 Mar 5.

Division of Infectious Diseases, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 130 Mason Farm Road, 2nd Floor, Chapel Hill, NC, 27599, USA.

Background: Latent class analyses (LCA) are increasingly being used to target specialized HIV interventions, but generalizability of emergent population structures across settings has yet to be considered. We compare LCA performed on two online samples of HIV negative Chinese men who have sex with men (MSM) to detect more generalizable latent class structures and to assess the extent to which sampling considerations impact the validity of LCA results.

Methods: LCAs were performed on an 1) nationwide online survey which involved no in-person contact with study staff and a 2) sentinel surveillance survey in which participants underwent HIV and syphilis testing in the city of Guangzhou, both conducted in 2014. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12879-019-3700-5DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6399860PMC
March 2019
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Multilayered Stigma and Vulnerabilities for HIV Infection and Transmission: A Qualitative Study on Male Sex Workers in Zimbabwe.

Am J Mens Health 2019 Jan-Feb;13(1):1557988318823883

2 University of South Carolina, USA.

Male sex workers are marginalized in most societies due to intersectional stigma between prostitution and homosexuality. In Zimbabwe, a proliferation of male sex workers in major cities such as Harare and Bulawayo has been reported. However, there is a shortage of studies that explore their lives. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1557988318823883DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6440054PMC
March 2019
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Quality of life of gay and bisexual men during emerging adulthood in Taiwan: Roles of traditional and cyber harassment victimization.

PLoS One 2019 28;14(2):e0213015. Epub 2019 Feb 28.

Department of Psychiatry, Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

This study examined factors related to the quality of life (QOL) of gay and bisexual men during emerging adulthood in Taiwan. The factors included traditional harassment (e.g. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6394984PMC
February 2019
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Rapid and complicated HIV genotype expansion among high-risk groups in Guangdong Province, China.

BMC Infect Dis 2019 Feb 22;19(1):185. Epub 2019 Feb 22.

Guangdong Provincial Institute of Public Health, Guangdong Provincial Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 160 Qunxian Road, Panyu District, Guangzhou, 511430, China.

Background: Guangdong Province is one of the most developed and populous provinces in southern China, with frequent foreign exchanges and large transient population. The annual number of cases of HIV/AIDS reported in Guangdong has been higher than most of provinces in China for several successive years. HIV infection by heterosexual transmission occurs across the province, with transmission among men who have sex with men occurring mainly in larger urban centers. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12879-019-3788-7DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6387515PMC
February 2019
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Developing a culturally appropriate illustrated tool for the self-collection of anorectal specimens for the testing of sexually transmitted infections: lessons from Papua New Guinea.

BMC Public Health 2019 Feb 20;19(1):214. Epub 2019 Feb 20.

The Kirby Institute, UNSW Sydney, Sydney, Australia.

Background: Papua New Guinea (PNG) has a high prevalence of sexually transmitted infections (STIs). There is increasing evidence that anorectal STIs are important in terms of the dual epidemics of HIV and STIs in this setting. At the time of this study, anorectal STI testing was not possible, and there was no mechanism for self-collection of anorectal specimen among at risk 'key populations'. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12889-019-6506-xDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6383287PMC
February 2019
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Persistent high-risk behavior and escalating HIV, syphilis and hepatitis B incidences among men who have sex with men living in Bangui, Central African Republic.

Pan Afr Med J 2018 23;29:132. Epub 2018 Feb 23.

Laboratoire de Virologie, Hôpital Européen Georges Pompidou and Université Paris Descartes, Bio Sorbonne Paris Cité, Paris, France.

Introduction: HIV in sub-Saharan Africa remains a great concern in men who have sex with men (MSM). Intervention on MSM is a key strategy to control the burden of HIV among this population. Herein we assessed the effect of 2 years of HIV testing and counseling on risk-tacking and HIV and STI incidences among MSM living in Bangui in the Central African Republic. Read More

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http://www.panafrican-med-journal.com/content/article/29/132
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http://dx.doi.org/10.11604/pamj.2018.29.132.12794DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6358028PMC
February 2019
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Dermatologic care for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender persons: Epidemiology, screening, and disease prevention.

J Am Acad Dermatol 2019 Mar;80(3):591-602

Department of Dermatology, Kaiser Permanente, San Francisco, California.

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) persons face important health issues relevant to dermatologists. Men who have sex with men (MSM) are at higher risk of certain infectious diseases, including HIV, syphilis and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections, and invasive meningococcal disease, and might be at higher risk of non-infectious conditions, including skin cancer. Recommendations for preventive health care, including screening for HIV and other STDs, sexual health-related vaccinations, and HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis, differ for MSM compared with non-MSM. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jaad.2018.02.045DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6375301PMC
March 2019
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[Rush poppers use and risks of human papillomavirus infection among men who have sex with men in Urumqi: mediation effect through high-risk sexual behaviors].

Zhonghua Yu Fang Yi Xue Za Zhi 2019 Feb;53(2):202-205

Department of Epidemiology and Health Statistics, College of Public Health, Xinjiang Medica, Urumqi 830011, China.

To study the prevalence of rush poppers use among men who have sex with men (MSM) in Urumqi and to analyze the mediating effect of high-risk sexual behavior between the use of rush poppers and human papillomavirus (HPV) infection. From January to June 2018, 651 MSM were recruited through network and publicity. Data was collected by using online questionnaire and anal swab were collected from them for HPV genotyping. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3760/cma.j.issn.0253-9624.2019.02.015DOI Listing
February 2019
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High clustering of acute HCV infections and high rate of associated STIs among Parisian HIV-positive male patients.

Int J Antimicrob Agents 2019 Feb 8. Epub 2019 Feb 8.

Sorbonne Université, INSERM, Institut Pierre Louis d'Epidémiologie et de Santé Publique, AP-HP, Hôpital Pitié-Salpêtrière, Department of Infectious Diseases, Paris, France.

Background: Increasing incidence of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-positive men having sex with men (MSM) has been described in recent years. Phylogenetic analyses of acute HCV infections were undertaken to characterize the dynamics during the epidemic in Paris, and associated sexually transmitted infections (STIs) were evaluated.

Methods: Sanger sequencing of polymerase gene was performed. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijantimicag.2019.02.002DOI Listing
February 2019
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The Longitudinal Effects of Non-injection Substance Use on Sustained HIV Viral Load Undetectability Among MSM and Heterosexual Men in Brazil and Thailand: The Role of ART Adherence and Depressive Symptoms (HPTN 063).

AIDS Behav 2019 Mar;23(3):649-660

Department of Psychology, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL, USA.

The effect of non-injection substance use on HIV viral load (VL) is understudied in international settings. Data are from HPTN063, a longitudinal observational study of HIV-infected individuals in Brazil, Thailand, and Zambia, with focus on men with VL data (Brazil = 146; Thailand = 159). Generalized linear mixed models (GLMM) assessed whether non-injection substance use (stimulants, cannabis, alcohol, polysubstance) was associated with VL undetectability. Read More

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http://link.springer.com/10.1007/s10461-019-02415-w
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10461-019-02415-wDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6414080PMC
March 2019
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Holding on to history and each other: The unexpected LGBTQ legacy of a Czech Holocaust survivor and a Torah scroll from her hometown.

Authors:
Sylvia Sukop

J Lesbian Stud 2019 4;23(1):52-67. Epub 2019 Feb 4.

A Czech Holocaust survivor rescued by a Kindertransport in 1939; a long-lost Torah scroll, rediscovered in 1964, from a Jewish community wiped out in World War II; a German American lesbian who converted to Judaism in 2001. Three disparate stories, unfolding decades apart, converge in one memorable encounter, a Kristallnacht commemoration in Los Angeles organized by Beth Chayim Chadashim (BCC), the world's first LGBTQ synagogue, which leads to an enduring friendship and fresh insight into contemporary queer Jewish life. In this personal essay, longtime BCC member Sylvia Sukop interweaves history and autobiography to explore the beauty and power of ritual, the resonance of the "Choose life" passage in Deuteronomy that her congregation reads from its rescued Czech scroll every Yom Kippur, and the many forms that good deeds and survival can take. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10894160.2018.1506075DOI Listing
March 2019
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Father absence, sociosexual orientation, and same-sex sexuality in women and men.

Authors:
Satoshi Kanazawa

Int J Psychol 2019 Jan 31. Epub 2019 Jan 31.

Department of Management, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

A recent evolutionary theory of female sexual fluidity suggests that women may not have sexual orientations in the same sense that men do, and that women's apparent sexual orientation may instead be a byproduct of their sociosexual orientation. One developmental factor that has consistently been shown to influence sociosexual orientation is father absence in childhood. Consistent with the prediction of the theory, the analyses of the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health (Add Health) data show that father absence significantly increases women's, but not men's, same-sex sexuality in adulthood, whether it is measured by self identity, sexual behaviour, or romantic attraction. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ijop.12569DOI Listing
January 2019
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"In Zimbabwe there is nothing for us": sex work and vulnerability of HIV infection among male sex workers in Zimbabwe.

AIDS Care 2019 Jan 30:1-7. Epub 2019 Jan 30.

a Department of Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior, South Carolina SmartState Center for Healthcare Quality (CHQ) , University of South Carolina Arnold School of Public Health , Columbia , SC , USA.

Male sex workers (MSWs) in Zimbabwe are a vulnerable sub-group at risk of violence, abuse, and HIV infection. This qualitative study examines the practices of male sex workers and vulnerabilities to HIV infection based on interviews among 15 MSWs in Bulawayo. All the interviews were recorded, transcribed, and analyzed with the guidance of grounded theory. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09540121.2019.1574334DOI Listing
January 2019
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Prevalence and risk factors of anogenital human papillomavirus infection in a community sample of men who have sex with men in Taiwan: baseline findings from a cohort study.

Sex Transm Infect 2019 Jan 29. Epub 2019 Jan 29.

Fengshan Lee Chia Wen Urologic Clinic, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

Objectives: Men who have sex with men (MSM) are a highly neglected population in the current recommendation of girls-only human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination programmes in many countries. To better assess the cost effectiveness of HPV vaccination among men requires data on the prevalence of HPV infection in MSM using a community sample, which is still sparse in several regions. We examined the prevalence of and factors associated with anogenital HPV infection among MSM in Taiwan. Read More

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January 2019
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"Condoms are … like public transit. It's something you want everyone else to take": Perceptions and use of condoms among HIV negative gay men in Vancouver, Canada in the era of biomedical and seroadaptive prevention.

BMC Public Health 2019 Jan 28;19(1):120. Epub 2019 Jan 28.

Epidemiology and Population Health, British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Background: The emergence of biomedical and seroadaptive HIV prevention strategies has coincided with a decline in condom use among gay men.

Methods: We undertook a social ecological analysis of condom use and perceptions using nineteen semi-structured interviews with HIV negative gay men in Vancouver, Canada who used HAART-based prevention strategies.

Results: Contributors to inconsistent condom use were found at various levels of the social ecological model. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6350294PMC
January 2019

Section 377 and The Mental Healthcare Act, 2017: Breaking barriers.

Indian J Med Ethics 2018 Nov 26;-(-):1-4. Epub 2018 Nov 26.

Consultant Psychiatrist and Coordinator, Centre for MH Law and Policy, Indian Law Society, Pune 411 004 India.,

The Supreme Court of India recently decriminalised homosexuality by passing a landmark judgment in the case of Navtej Johar and Others v. Union of India. In its judgment, the Court held that Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, 1860 is unconstitutional in as much as it criminalises consensual sexual acts between two adults. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.20529/IJME.2018.095DOI Listing
November 2018
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Examining sexual racism and body dissatisfaction among men of color who have sex with men: The moderating role of body image inflexibility.

Body Image 2019 Mar 22;28:142-148. Epub 2019 Jan 22.

Department of Psychology, University of Mississippi, University, MS, United States.

Body image research with men who have sex with men (MSM) has largely focused on White MSM. The current study aimed to investigate whether men of color who have sex with men (MCSM) report similar levels of body dissatisfaction as White MSM. We also studied whether (a) the experience of sexual racism, a unique stressor for MCSM, is related to body dissatisfaction and (b) body image inflexibility moderates the relationship between sexual racism and muscularity-oriented behaviors. Read More

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March 2019
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Long-Term Care: Facility Quality and Safety.

Issue Brief Health Policy Track Serv 2018 Dec 24;2018:1-48. Epub 2018 Dec 24.

Thomson Reuters Accelus.

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December 2018
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The Denominator problem: estimating the size of local populations of men-who-have-sex-with-men and rates of HIV and other STIs in Switzerland.

Sex Transm Infect 2019 Jan 24. Epub 2019 Jan 24.

Communicable Diseases Division, Swiss Federal Office of Public Health, Bern, Switzerland.

Objectives: There is no estimate of the current number of men who have sex with men (MSM) in Switzerland, or of their geographical distribution. We aimed to (1) estimate MSM concentration factors and population sizes for 83 Swiss postal code areas (PCA), including the nine largest Swiss cities, and (2) calculate MSM-specific local HIV prevalence and yearly rates of diagnosed HIV, hepatitis C virus (HCV), syphilis and gonorrhoea.

Methods: We triangulated data from general population estimates, MSM online surveys, published data on HIV prevalence and Swiss notification data for HIV and STDs. Read More

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January 2019
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[Transmission cluster and network of HIV-1 CRF01_AE strain in China, 1996-2014].

Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue Za Zhi 2019 Jan;40(1):84-88

State Key Laboratory of Pathogenic Microbiology and Biosecurity, Institute of Microbiology and Epidemiology, Academy of Military Sciences, Beijing 100071, China.

To understand the transmission patterns and risk factors of HIV-1 strain CRF01_AE subtypes in China, and to provide guidance for the implementation of precise intervention. A total of 2 094 CRF01_AE sequences were collected in 19 provinces in China between 1996 and 2014. Phylogenetic tree was constructed by PhyML 3. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3760/cma.j.issn.0254-6450.2019.01.017DOI Listing
January 2019
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Wedding the dragon: The powerful feminine as seen in Jewish women's dreams.

J Lesbian Stud 2019 22;23(1):105-118. Epub 2019 Jan 22.

a Academy for Jewish Religion , Yonkers, NY, USA.

This article addresses the theological and liturgical problem of incorporating mythic traditions of the divine feminine into contemporary practice, given the typically essentialist nature of these traditions. The article considers the dream practice of a Jewish women's learning community, the Kohenet Hebrew Priestess Institute, and applies this practice to several "dragon dreams" in which dragons appear as powerful, erotic, sacred figures that "queer" the divine feminine by offering a norm-upending vision of what the feminine is and does. These dragon dreams provide a powerful alternative to traditional Jewish images of the female dragon in which the dragon represents the demonic feminine. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10894160.2018.1499312DOI Listing
March 2019
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Portrayals of the internal God among Ashkenazi Jewish Orthodox lesbians in Israel.

J Lesbian Stud 2019 21;23(1):36-51. Epub 2019 Jan 21.

Most of the existing literature on Ashkenazi Orthodox Jewish lesbians focuses on sociological aspects, mainly the negative attitudes held by religious communities towards their sexual identity and the various problems that arise from these. Less attention has been paid to lesbians' psychological coping mechanisms with the tensions between their two central identities: the religious and the sexual. Ashkenazi Orthodox lesbians find themselves in a complicated situation where they remain on the margins of both their "natural" communities: the religious one and the homosexual one. Read More

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March 2019
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On my own terms.

Authors:
Carol Conaway

J Lesbian Stud 2019 21;23(1):68-82. Epub 2019 Jan 21.

a Women's Studies Program , University of New Hampshire , Durham , NH , USA.

Carol Conaway prepared this excerpt from her political memoir-in-progress. She examines her experiences as an African American lesbian living her dream of becoming a Jew. The work focuses on how she navigated her initial naïveté about the prejudices she encountered in response to her combination of gender, race, class, sexual orientation, and mental illness. Read More

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March 2019
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The character of sexual function of women who have sex with women.

Psychiatr Pol 2018 Dec 29;52(6):1075-1085. Epub 2018 Dec 29.

Pracownia Seksuologii Katedry Psychiatrii UJ CM.

This paper will discuss the character of sexual relationships between women, considering their social and cultural context. The problem is still little known also to experts dealing with mental and sexual health. This may have serious consequences for the process of correct diagnosis of sexuality-related issues reported by those women. Read More

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December 2018
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Some men who were unable to access PrEP through NHS trial are now HIV positive, charities report.

Authors:
Ingrid Torjesen

BMJ 2019 Jan 18;364:l299. Epub 2019 Jan 18.

London, UK.

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January 2019
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HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP).

BMJ 2019 Jan 17;364:k4681. Epub 2019 Jan 17.

Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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January 2019
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