Category Archives: Men who have sex with men

Integrating HIV and mental health interventions to address a global syndemic among men who have sex with men

2022

In this Series paper, we review evidence on the co-occurring and synergistic epidemics (syndemic) of HIV and mental health problems worldwide among men who have sex with men (MSM). The...

Leveraging resilience-supportive strategies to enhance protective factors in young sexual minority men: A scoping review of HIV behavioral interventions implemented in high-income countries

2022

Behavioral HIV interventions focused on strengthening young sexual minority men’s (SMM) internal (assets) and external (resources) protective factors are promising, yet their evaluation as resilience-supportive strategies to minimize or negate...

HIV testing strategies, types of tests, and uptake by men who have sex with men and transgender women: A systematic review and meta-analysis

2022

This systematic review and meta-analysis investigated the effectiveness of strategies and types of tests on HIV testing uptake by men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender women (TGW),...

Reinfection rate of hepatitis C in HIV-1 positive men who have sex with men: A systematic review and meta-analysis

2022

PURPOSE: A reduction of 80% in new Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is expected by 2030. However, high HCV reinfection rates have been reported among the high-risk population. This meta-analysis...

Increased risk of sexually transmitted infections in men who have sex with men taking preexposure prophylaxis: A meta-analysis

2022

BACKGROUND: Men who have sex with men (MSM) are a priority population for preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV prevention. We summarized the surveillance data from the studies of MSM taking...

HIV voluntary counseling and testing (VCT-HIV) effectiveness for sexual risk-reduction among key populations: A systematic review and meta-analysis

2022

Background: HIV disproportionately affects people who inject drugs, transgender people, sex workers, men who have sex with men, and incarcerated people. Recognized as key populations (KP), these groups face increased impact...

Men who have sex with men is the high-risk drug resistance population: A meta-analysis of HIV-1 drug resistance profiles and trends in China

2022

WHAT IS KNOWN AND OBJECTIVE: Except for the transmitted drug resistance (TDR)’s standard sampling and monitoring protocol, China’s HIV-1 pretreatment drug resistance (PDR) and acquired drug resistance (ADR) results vary...

What is the global prevalence of depression among men who have sex with men? A systematic review and meta-analysis

2022

Background: Depression due to stigma resulting from their sexual identity, isolation, social exclusion, and insufficient access to care and counseling services has become a health problem among men who have sex...

Linkage to HIV care following HIV self-testing among men: Systematic review of quantitative and qualitative studies from six countries in sub-Saharan Africa

2022

Gender disparities are pervasive throughout the HIV care continuum in sub-Saharan Africa, with men testing, receiving treatment, and achieving viral suppression at lower rates, and experiencing mortality at higher rates,...

Comparing the effects of oral HIV self-testing with those of standard HIV testing for men who have sex with men (MSM): A systematic review and meta-analysis

2022

The WHO recommends HIV self-testing (HIVST) as an innovative strategy and an additional testing approach to attain UNAIDS targets to end HIV by 2030. HIVST is a process whereby a...

A systematic review and meta-analysis of the evidence for community-based HIV testing on men’s engagement in the HIV care cascade

2022

OBJECTIVE: Men with HIV are less likely than women to know their status, be on antiretroviral therapy, and be virally suppressed. This review examined men’s community-based HIV testing services (CB-HTS)...

Sexual practice changes post-HIV diagnosis among men who have sex with men in the United States: A systematic review and meta-analysis

2022

Men who have sex with men (MSM) often change sexual behaviors following HIV diagnosis. This systematic review examined such changes, including sero-adaptive behaviors (i.e., deliberate safer-sex practices to reduce transmission...

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