Same-sex behavior and high rates of HIV among men attending sexually transmitted infection clinics in Pune, India (1993-2002)

Post Date: 
2006-12-01
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Publication: 
Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes
Summary: 

Objectives: To determine HIV/sexually transmitted infection (STI) prevalence, trends, and risk behaviors of men who have sex with men (MSM) and compare these with those of non-MSM attending STI clinics in Pune, India over a 10-year period.


 


Methods: From 1993 through 2002, men attending 3 STI clinics in Pune underwent HIV/STI screening. Demographic, risk behavior, clinical, and laboratory data were collected using standardized questionnaires and laboratory procedures.

Citation: 
Gupta A, Mehta S, Ghate M, Reynolds SJ, Godbole S, Gangakhedkar R, Sahay S, Walshe L, Divekar AD, Risbud AR, Mehendale S, Bollinger RC. Same-sex behavior and high rates of HIV among men attending sexually transmitted infection clinics in Pune, India (1993-2002). J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2006 Dec 1; 43(4):483-490.
Collaborators: 


  • Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD

  • National AIDS Research Institute, Pune, India

  • National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD

  • Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD