Is involvement in sex work associated with engagement in HIV-related medical care in Latin American men who have sex with men? Results of a Large, Multinational Internet Survey

Katie B. Biello, Catherine E. Oldenburg, Joshua Rosenberger, Kenneth H. Mayer, David Novak, Matthew J. Mimiaga

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Men who have sex with men (MSM) who engage in transactional sex are at increased HIV risk, and face complex barriers to care seeking. Among 2,035 men recruited through an MSM social/sexual networking website in Latin America and who reported being HIV-infected, 186 (9.1%) reported being paid for sex with another man in the past year. Engagement in transactional sex was associated with decreased odds of receiving medical care for HIV (AOR=0.57, 95% CI=0.37-0.85). No significant differences were seen in being on antiretroviral therapy (ART) or ART adherence once in care. Interventions in this population should focus on reducing barriers to engagement in care.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)233-237
Number of pages5
JournalLGBT Health
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 1 2016


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Dermatology
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Urology

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