June 8, 2011
Increased HIV Programs for MSM Could Slow Global Epidemic
Providing better HIV prevention and treatment to men who have sex with men (MSM) in low and middle-income countries would significantly slow the global epidemic, according to a World Bank study conducted in partnership with the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The study is the first comprehensive economic analysis showing that MSM in low- and middle-income countries are at higher risk for contracting HIV—for example, fewer than 1 in 10 MSM have access to basic HIV prevention and care. According to David Wilson, global HIV/AIDS director at the World Bank, “This study provides the best evidence yet that failure to address MSM will continue to thwart efforts to reverse the global HIV/AIDS epidemic.”
To read the full article from the World Bank, click here.
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