Longitudinal impact of stressful life events on HIV-related risk and psychosocial problems among MSM in Chennai and Mumbai, India

William Lodge II, Katie Biello, Beena Thomas, Shruta Rawat, Dicky Baruah, Alpana Dange, Vivek Anand, Soumya Swaminathan, Senthil Kumar, Vinoth Balu, Sunil Menon, Conall O’Cleirigh, Kenneth H Mayer, Steven A Safren & Matthew J Mimiaga
BackgroundStudies show that stressful life events (SLE) (e.g., discrimination, financial problems) can lead to psychosocial problems and exacerbate condomless anal sex (CAS) without protection via pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) among men who have sex with men. However, few studies have examined this relationship among men who have sex with men in India, and none have examined this longitudinally.MethodsAs a part of an HIV-prevention intervention, 608 MSM from Chennai and Mumbai, India, completed behavioral surveys at baseline,...
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