Mixed-methods exploration of fear as a multi-level barrier to voluntary partner notification among men who have sex with men (MSM) recently diagnosed with HIV/STI in lima, Peru (2011)
Public health or related research
Social and behavioral sciences
Discuss how Peruvian MSM report fear(s) of an anticipated negative reactions, on multiple domains, as a barrier to voluntary partner notification following recent HIV/STI diagnosis. Identify the need to further assess how fear hinders HIV/STI status disclosure to improve current first-party notification strategies for MSM in Peru.
Keyword(s): HIV/AIDS, Latin American
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am a current Masters of Science candidate at the Harvard School of Public Health with more than 5 years experience working on behavioral HIV/STI prevention interventions among have men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender women in Peru and in the United States. Among my scientific interests has been the development of multidisciplinary strategies for the prevention of HIV/STI and mixed-methods evaluation of current HIV/STI interventions.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
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