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HIV Prevalence and Behavioral and Psychosocial Factors among Transgender Women and Cisgender Men Who Have Sex with Men in 8 African Countries: A Cross-Sectional Analysis

Citation

Poteat, Tonia; Ackerman, Benjamin; Diouf, Daouda; Ceesay, Nuha; Mothopeng, Tampose; Odette, Ky-Zerbo; Kouanda, Seni; Ouedraogo, Henri Gautier; Simplice, Anato; & Kouame, Abo, et al. (2017). HIV Prevalence and Behavioral and Psychosocial Factors among Transgender Women and Cisgender Men Who Have Sex with Men in 8 African Countries: A Cross-Sectional Analysis. PLOS Medicine, 14(11), e1002422. PMCID: PMC5675306

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: Sub-Saharan Africa bears more than two-thirds of the worldwide burden of HIV; however, data among transgender women from the region are sparse. Transgender women across the world face significant vulnerability to HIV. This analysis aimed to assess HIV prevalence as well as psychosocial and behavioral drivers of HIV infection among transgender women compared with cisgender (non-transgender) men who have sex with men (cis-MSM) in 8 sub-Saharan African countries.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pmed.1002422

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

PLOS Medicine

Author(s)

Poteat, Tonia
Ackerman, Benjamin
Diouf, Daouda
Ceesay, Nuha
Mothopeng, Tampose
Odette, Ky-Zerbo
Kouanda, Seni
Ouedraogo, Henri Gautier
Simplice, Anato
Kouame, Abo
Mnisi, Zandile
Trapence, Gift
van der Merwe, L. Leigh Ann
Jumbe, Vicente
Baral, Stefan D.

Year Published

2017

Volume Number

14

Issue Number

11

Pages

e1002422

PMCID

PMC5675306

Reference ID

12883