HIV PREVENTION GUIDANCE FOR MSM - FINAL DRAFTS FOR CONSULTATION

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Tuesday 31st January 2012

Men who have sex with men (MSM) remain a key population of concern in the epidemiology of HIV in Scotland. There are major inequalities with regards to sexual health and HIV incidence and prevalence according to the degree of same sex behavior. This guidance on HIV Prevention in MSM is intended to address this and will facilitate the commissioning process for interventions addressing this priority population

  • Strengthen the commissioning and delivery process
  • Ensure that interventions are evidence informed
  • Ensure an authentic, MSM-informed, local approach,
  • Strengthen skills/expertise already in place within NGO’s locally and nationally
  • Focus more attention on evaluation of intervention process and outcomes.

There is no single intervention—no “magic bullet”—capable of eliminating onward transmission of HIV, needs and skills can vary among MSM as can the setting and level of intervention. Therefore using a Combination HIV Prevention approach is integral to this guidance.

Click here for the Consultation Template [DOC - 437kB]

Click here for the Briefing Paper [DOC - 179kB]