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The dire sexual health crisis among MSM in the Philippines: an exploding HIV epidemic in the absence of essential health services.

Ross AG, Ditangco RA, Belimac JG, Olveda RM, Mercado ES, Chau TN, Crowe SM
Menzies Health Institute Queensland, Griffith University, Australia. Electronic address: [email protected]


The rate of HIV is exploding in the men who have sex with men (MSM) population in the Philippines. There is a paucity of information with respect to sexual behaviour, condom use, psychological health, and the prevalence of other STIs in the MSM subpopulation. At present there are no existing private or public clinical services in the country that focus on health services of MSM. We discuss the current epidemic situation and the steps needed to further define the rapidly evolving epidemic among MSM.


  • Journal: International Journal of Infectious Diseases
  • Published: 10/06/2015
  • Volume: 37
  • Pagination: e6-e8

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