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In Lebanese men who have sex with men (MSM), the prevalence of HIV is 12% and the prevalence of having at least one symptom of a sexually transmitted infection (STI) is 34.9%.1 Low HIV testing rates, unprotected unprotected sexual intercourse, alcohol and substance use contribute to this epidemic.2 Here we present data on the prevalence of STIs in a sample of MSM attending a sexual health clinic in order to identify the correlates of risk-taking behaviour, and of testing behaviour in this population. Addressing these questions is crucial for reducing the incidence of HIV/STIs and, thus, for enhancing sexual health outcomes in this high-risk population in Lebanon.
We analysed data from the medical records of MSM who presented for STI screening and treatment between 2014 and 2018 at a sexual health …
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