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Men Who Have Sex With Men (MSM)

This entry describes the term men who have sex with men (MSM). It begins by defining the term MSM, giving its historical context. Then, it discusses the benefits and controversies to using the term in research and intervention. The entry next provides a general overview of the types of interventions using an MSM-tailored framework, and it concludes with a guide for future directions regarding MSM’s intervention and research needs.

Describing Men Who Have Sex With Men

The term men who have sex with men has been used in research to describe a route of HIV transmission during same-sex encounters in epidemiologic HIV studies. Early in the HIV/AIDS epidemic, this term was intended to remove sexual orientation identities from the disease as a strategy to remove identity-based stigma ...

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