by: Chris Beyrer, Andrea L. Wirtz, Damian Walker, Benjamin Johns, Frangiscos Sifakis, Stefan D. Baral
This volume presents the first global economic analysis undertaken
to explore the emerging epidemics of HIV among men who have sex with
men in low- and middle-income countries. Using a scenario-based
approach, the book systematically reviews the available data to
investigate and characterize these epidemics and propose evidence-based
and rightsaffirming responses. These responses, which are demonstrated
here to be cost-effective, constitute both a public health priority and
a clear human rights imperative.
Written to help governments, public health agencies, donors, and
communities better understand and respond to the HIV epidemics among
these often hidden and stigmatized populations, The Global HIV
Epidemics among MenWho Have Sex with Menbrings together reviews of
epidemiology and the HIV prevention literature; a novel approach to
evaluating interventions in prevention, care and treatment; and
modeling, costing, and human rights assessments. The book uses a
mathematical model to assess the potential country-level impact of
interventions, focusing primarily on Kenya, Peru, Thailand, and Ukraine
as examples. In all four countries, greater investment in prevention,
treatment, and care for men who have sex with men is shown to improve
overall HIV epidemic control.
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