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Changes in mental and sexual health among MSM using HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis during the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic: longitudinal analysis of the SwissPrEPared cohort study.

Swiss Med Wkly 2022 Jun 27;152:w30192. Epub 2022 Jun 27.

Department of Public and Global Health, Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Prevention Institute, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland.

Background: Changes in mental and sexual health among men having sex with men (MSM) due to the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic remain unclear.

Methods: Design: Longitudinal analysis of an ongoing, multicentre, pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) cohort (NCT03893188) in Switzerland. Participants: HIV-negative MSM aged ≥18 who completed at least one questionnaire before and one after the start of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic. Read More

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Evidence and implication of interventions across various socioecological levels to address pre-exposure prophylaxis uptake and adherence among men who have sex with men in the United States: a systematic review.

AIDS Res Ther 2022 Jun 26;19(1):28. Epub 2022 Jun 26.

Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY, USA.

Background: Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) represents a proven biomedical strategy to prevent HIV transmissions among men who have sex with men (MSM) in the United States (US). Despite the design and implementation of various PrEP-focus interventions in the US, aggregated evidence for enhancing PrEP uptake and adherence is lacking. The objective of this systematic review is to synthesize and evaluate interventions aimed to improve PrEP uptake and adherence among MSM in the US, and identify gaps with opportunities to inform the design and implementation of future PrEP interventions for these priority populations. Read More

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We need estimates of gonorrhoea vaccine protection and symptomaticity by sex and anatomical site.

Lancet Infect Dis 2022 Jul;22(7):937

Medical Research Council Centre for Global Infectious Disease Analysis and National Institute for Health and Care Research Health Protection Research Unit in Modelling and Health Economics, Imperial College London, London W2 1PG, UK.

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"My Friends Would Believe My Word": Appropriateness and Acceptability of Respondent-Driven Sampling in Recruiting Young Tertiary Student Men Who Have Sex with Men for HIV/STI Research in Nairobi, Kenya.

Int J Environ Res Public Health 2022 Jun 15;19(12). Epub 2022 Jun 15.

Wits Reproductive Health and HIV Institute, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg 2000, South Africa.

(1) Background: We conducted formative research to assess the appropriateness and acceptability of respondent-driven sampling (RDS) in recruiting tertiary student men who have sex with men (TSMSM) into a prospective human immunodeficiency virus/sexually transmitted infection (HIV/STI) biobehavioral survey in Nairobi, Kenya. (2) Methods: Between September and October 2020, semi-structured qualitative interviews were held with service providers from organizations that serve MSM (n = 3), and TSMSM (n = 13). Interviews were conducted in English, audio-recorded and transcribed, then thematically analyzed using NVivo version 11. Read More

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Why monkeypox is mostly hitting men who have sex with men.

Science 2022 06 23;376(6600):1364-1365. Epub 2022 Jun 23.

The once slow spreading virus may have found a new niche in tightly connected sexual networks. Read More

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HIV Testing Before and During the COVID-19 Pandemic - United States, 2019-2020.

MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2022 Jun 24;71(25):820-824. Epub 2022 Jun 24.

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

HIV testing is a core strategy for the Ending the HIV Epidemic in the U.S. (EHE) initiative, which has the aim of reducing new HIV infections by at least 90% by 2030. Read More

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Modifying Outdated Blood Donation Restrictions on Men Who Have Sex with Men.

Am J Nurs 2022 Jul;122(7):11

Roque Anthony F. Velasco is a PhD student at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and senior NP at Desert AIDS Project, Amanda J. Golino is a critical care clinical nurse specialist and DNP student, and Justin Fontenot is an assistant professor at the LHC Group-Myers School of Nursing at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Contact author: Justin Fontenot, The authors have disclosed no potential conflicts of interest, financial or otherwise.

Current practices are discriminatory and no longer supported by science. Read More

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[Pre-exposure prophylaxis is indicated in cases of substantial risk].

Nils Postel

MMW Fortschr Med 2022 Jun;164(Suppl 2):20-23

prinzmed - Praxis f. Prävention, Infektiologie, Männergesundheit, Hausarztmedizin, Sendlinger-Tor-Platz 8, 80336, München, Germany.

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[The new normal in Vale das Ninfas: COVID-19 and the gay sociability circuits in the metropolitan region of Recife, State of Pernambuco, Brazil].

Cien Saude Colet 2022 Jul 6;27(7):2703-2715. Epub 2022 Apr 6.

Laboratório de Estudos da Sexualidade Humana, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco. Recife PE Brasil.

The text addresses the sociability circuits of 'men who have sex with men' in the Metropolitan Region of Recife during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic. In March 2020, with the arrival of the epidemic in Brazil, a first movement was characterized by the shift of interactions to the online dimension. From June onwards, after stricter social distancing, offline sexual interactions, social interactions at friends' houses, the return to bars and sociability on the street were resumed in that order, in the wake of what was happening in the broader society. Read More

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Factors associated with testing for HIV and other sexually transmitted infections in men who have sex with men and transgender women in Bangkok, Thailand.

AIDS Res Ther 2022 Jun 21;19(1):25. Epub 2022 Jun 21.

U.S. Military HIV Research Program, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, Silver Spring, MD, USA.

Background: Routine screening for HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) facilitates early diagnosis and treatment, thereby preventing morbidity and onward transmission. We estimated the prevalence of prior HIV/STI testing among men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender women (TGW) in Bangkok, Thailand, and identified factors associated with prior testing.

Methods: Cross-sectional analyses were performed using data collected at enrollment into an HIV incidence cohort. Read More

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Metrics of HIV Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) Implementation Before and After a Multidisciplinary Task Force at an Academic Institution.

Qual Manag Health Care 2022 Jul-Sep 01;31(3):170-175. Epub 2021 Oct 18.

Division of Infectious Diseases, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia (Drs Liu, Short, and Koenig); and Indian Health Service, Chinle, Arizona, and University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, Philadelphia (Dr Stewart).

Background And Objectives: There is a paucity of guidance on HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) implementation in an academic medical center. The objectives of this study were to describe interventions by a multidisciplinary PrEP task force at an academic medical center and compare metrics of PrEP implementation pre- and post-creation of this entity.

Methods: The interventions of the task force are described within the rubric of the PrEP care continuum. Read More

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[Study on the effect of AIDS preventive cascade services provided by social organizations for men who have sex with men in China].

Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue Za Zhi 2022 Jun;43(6):960-965

China AIDS Fund for Non-governmental Organizations Management Committee Office, Chinese Preventive Medicine Association, Beijing 100020, China.

To analyze the effect and main gaps of each stage in the AIDS prevention cascade for men who have sex with men (MSM) provided in intervention projects supported by the China AIDS Fund for non-governmental organizations (CAFNGO) and provide suggestions to improve the quality of cascade services and project management. Data were collected through the CAFNGO management information system and field interviews to analyze the differences in the number of MSM receiving HIV testing and confirming tests, the newly reported patients, and the number of antiviral treatment (ART) referrals of newly established reported patients among different social organization service areas. A service chain chart was also drawn. Read More

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[Effect of behavioral intervention based on social media to promote HIV/syphilis testing in young men who have sex with men].

Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue Za Zhi 2022 Jun;43(6):892-897

Shenzhen Nanshan Center for Chronic Disease Control, Shenzhen 518000, China.

To evaluate the effect of social media based behavioral intervention on promoting joint testing of HIV and syphilis in young men who have sex with men (MSM). After the recruitment, the participants who met the inclusion criteria were randomly divided (1∶1) into two groups, i.e. Read More

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Hepatitis C Co-infection in People Living With HIV-Epidemiologic Differences Between Men Who Have Sex With Men MSM and Non-MSM.

Front Public Health 2022 3;10:925600. Epub 2022 Jun 3.

Stanley Ho Centre for Emerging Infectious Diseases, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong SAR, China.

People living with human immunodeficiency virus (PLHIV) constitute a unique group at higher risk of hepatitis C virus (HCV) co-infection. In light of the diverse profiles of PLHIV, we differentiated between men who have sex with men (MSM) and non-MSM in the characterization of the epidemiologic features of HIV/HCV co-infection. Clinical data of HCV co-infection patients from the HIV specialist clinic in Hong Kong were retrospectively collected in conjunction with their HIV subtypes and HCV genotypes. Read More

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Factors Associated With Newly HIV Infection and Transmitted Drug Resistance Among Men Who Have Sex With Men in Harbin, P.R. China.

Front Public Health 2022 2;10:860171. Epub 2022 Jun 2.

Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Beijing, China.

Background: This study aimed to evaluate HIV incidence, factors associated with HIV incidence and transmitted drug resistance (TDR) among newly infected men who have sex with men (MSM) in Harbin, P.R. China. Read More

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New Data on Birth Order in Homosexual Men and Women and a Reply to Vilsmeier et al. (2021a, 2021b).

Arch Sex Behav 2022 Jun 17. Epub 2022 Jun 17.

Child and Youth Psychiatry, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto, ON, Canada.

The fraternal birth order effect (FBOE) is the repeated finding that older brothers increase the odds of homosexuality in later-born males. It has been our working assumption, based on the majority of previous studies, that a similar FBOE does not occur in females. In an elaborate quantitative review posted last year to a preprint server, Vilsmeier et al. Read More

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Patterns of Sexually Transmitted Co-infections and Associated Factors Among Men Who Have Sex With Men: A Cross-Sectional Study in Shenyang, China.

Front Public Health 2022 31;10:842644. Epub 2022 May 31.

National Health Commission Key Laboratory of AIDS Immunology, National Clinical Research Center for Laboratory Medicine, The First Affiliated Hospital of China Medical University, Shenyang, China.

Background: Men who have sex with men (MSM) are disproportionately affected by sexually transmitted infections (STIs). We sought to describe patterns of sexually transmitted co-infections and explore factors associated with increased acquisition of STIs among MSM.

Methods: We enrolled MSM in Shenyang, China, between July and December 2020 to test for four STIs, including human papillomavirus (HPV), (CT), (NG), and (TP). Read More

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HCV Self-Testing to Expand Testing: A Pilot Among Men Who Have Sex With Men in China.

Front Public Health 2022 31;10:903747. Epub 2022 May 31.

School of Public Health, Southern Medical University, Guangzhou, China.

Background: Hepatitis C virus self-testing (HCVST) may increase test uptake especially among marginalized key populations such as men who have sex with men (MSM). We conducted an observational study to assess the usability, acceptability and feasibility of HCVST among MSM in China.

Methods: An observational study with convenience sampling was performed among MSM in Guangzhou, China in 2019. Read More

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Doxycycline post-exposure prophylaxis for prevention of sexually transmitted infections among Kenyan women using HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis: study protocol for an open-label randomized trial.

Trials 2022 Jun 16;23(1):495. Epub 2022 Jun 16.

Department of Global Health, University of Washington, Box 359931, 325 Ninth Ave, WA, 98104, Seattle, USA.

Background: Women in Africa face disproportionate risk of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) acquisition, accounting for more than half of new infections in Africa and similarly face a disproportionate burden of sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Very high STI prevalence is being observed globally, especially among people taking pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV prevention. Doxycycline post-exposure prophylaxis (dPEP) has been proposed as an STI prevention strategy to reduce chlamydia, syphilis, and possibly gonorrhea, and trials are ongoing among cisgender men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender women who are taking PrEP in high-income settings. Read More

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Characterizing genetic transmission networks among newly diagnosed HIV-1 infected individuals in eastern China: 2012-2016.

PLoS One 2022 16;17(6):e0269973. Epub 2022 Jun 16.

Department of Medicine, University of California, San Diego, California, United States of America.

We aimed to elucidate the characteristics of HIV molecular epidemiology and identify transmission hubs in eastern China using genetic transmission network and lineage analyses. HIV-TRACE was used to infer putative relationships. Across the range of epidemiologically-plausible genetic distance (GD) thresholds (0. Read More

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"You are not alone": Family-based HIV risk and protective factors for Hispanic/Latino men who have sex with men in San Juan, PR.

Moctezuma Garcia

PLoS One 2022 16;17(6):e0268742. Epub 2022 Jun 16.

School of Social Work, San José State University, San José, CA, United States of America.

Hispanic/Latino men who have sex with men (MSM) have the second largest HIV infection rate in the United States and Puerto Rico (PR) has ranked number five with the greatest number of Hispanics living with HIV. This study aims to understand how family affects HIV risk and protective factors for young adults. PR MSM ages 21 through 30 in San Juan, PR completed semi-structured interviews exploring the influence interpersonal family relationships have on HIV risk and protective factors. Read More

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Treatment of Anal High-Grade Squamous Intraepithelial Lesions to Prevent Anal Cancer.

N Engl J Med 2022 06;386(24):2273-2282

From the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine, San Francisco (J.M.P., N.J., T.M.D., A.A., C.B., J.M.B.-L.); University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock (J.Y.L., S.Y.L.); Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (S.E.G., J.A.S.), Weill Cornell Medicine (T.J.W., G.B.E.), Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein School of Medicine (R.L.), and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (T.M.A.) - all in New York; University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora (H.A.D.); University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami (I.R.-C.); the Emmes Company, Rockland, MD (J.C.P., D.V.); Anal Dysplasia Clinic Midwest, Chicago (G.B.); Boston University School of Medicine, Boston (E.A.S.); University of Puerto Rico Comprehensive Cancer Center, San Juan (M.T.G.); Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta (L.F.); Wake Forest University Health Sciences, Winston-Salem, NC (L.F.B.); University of California, Los Angeles Schools of Medicine (R.T.M.) and Nursing (D.W.), Los Angeles; Denver Public Health, Denver (J.L.); University of Washington School of Medicine (D.M.A., J.T.S.) and the Polyclinic, Virginia Mason Medical Center (J.O.) - both in Seattle; Capital Digestive Care, Washington, DC (J.D.K.); Louisiana State University School of Medicine, New Orleans (M.H.); and Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Newark (M.H.E., B.M.C.).

Background: The incidence of anal cancer is substantially higher among persons living with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) than in the general population. Similar to cervical cancer, anal cancer is preceded by high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesions (HSILs). Treatment for cervical HSIL reduces progression to cervical cancer; however, data from prospective studies of treatment for anal HSIL to prevent anal cancer are lacking. Read More

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American Muslims' Attitudes toward Homosexuality: Exploring the Effects of Gender, Religiosity, and Income Inequality.

Syed Hammad Ali

J Homosex 2022 Jun 15:1-27. Epub 2022 Jun 15.

Department of Sociology, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Literature on Muslims and Islam has not empirically assessed the impact of American Muslims' gender, religiosity, income inequality, and the interaction between the latter two factors, on their attitudes toward homosexuality. Using logistic regression models fitted to data from the 2017 Pew Survey of US Muslims (n = 712), this article assesses these factors' effects on their view that society should either accept or discourage homosexuality. Findings reveal that men, compared with women, and more religious individuals tend to express homonegativity; while those from higher-income households are likely to agree that society should accept same-sex relationships. Read More

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Using Microsimulation Modeling to Inform EHE Implementation Strategies in Los Angeles County.

J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 2022 Jul;90(S1):S167-S176

Daniel J. Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA.

Background: Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is essential to ending HIV. Yet, uptake remains uneven across racial and ethnic groups. We aimed to estimate the impacts of alternative PrEP implementation strategies in Los Angeles County. Read More

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Proyecto Compadre: Using Implementation Science to Tailor Peer Navigation for Latino Men in the US-Mexico Border Region.

J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 2022 Jul;90(S1):S98-S104

San Ysidro Health, San Diego, CA.

Background: Latino men who have sex with men (MSM) in San Diego have poor HIV testing and prevention outcomes compared with non-Latino White men. Peer navigation (PN) is a promising evidence-based intervention to reduce disparities but needs tailoring for Latino MSM.

Settings: Health centers near the US-Mexico border. Read More

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Safe Spaces 4 Sexual Health: A Status-Neutral, Mobile Van, HIV/STI Testing Intervention Using Online Outreach to Reach MSM at High Risk for HIV Acquisition or Transmission.

J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 2022 Jul;90(S1):S84-S89

Division of Adolescent/Young Adult Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD; and.

Background: Black men who have sex with men (MSM) carry the greatest burden of new HIV diagnoses in the United States. Ending the HIV epidemic requires strategic, culturally specific approaches to target factors contributing to persistent HIV disparities.

Setting: Safe Spaces 4 Sexual Health (SS4SH), a community-informed HIV/sexually transmitted infection (STI) testing strategy combining mobile van testing with online outreach, was implemented over a 14-month period from 2018 to 2019 in Baltimore, MD. Read More

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Explorative Questionnaire Study about Education with Regard to the Health of Sexual Minorities at an Austrian Medical University.

J Homosex 2022 Jun 14:1-23. Epub 2022 Jun 14.

Gender Medicine Unit, Medical University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria.

Physicians can play a critical role in helping lesbian, gay, and bisexual-identified (LGB) individuals face minority stress. The current questionnaire study among 305 medical students (62.6% women/37. Read More

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50 år siden sex mellom menn ble avkriminalisert.

Kirsti Malterud

Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen 2022 Jun 13;142(9). Epub 2022 Jun 13.

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