Journal article

Sexually transmitted infections among transgender people and men who have sex with men in Port Vila, Vanuatu.

Vanessa Veronese, Caroline van Gemert, Siula Bulu, Tamara Kwarteng, Isabel Bergeri, Steven Badman, Alyce Vella, Mark Stoové

Western Pacific surveillance and response journal : WPSAR | Published : 2015

Abstract

Despite high sexually transmitted infection (STI) prevalence in the Pacific, there are limited data on STIs and risk among men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender people (TG). In 2011, an Integrated Bio-Behavioural Survey recruited self-identified MSM and TG in Port Vila, Vanuatu. Descriptive findings were stratified by sexuality. Among 28 (55%) MSM and 23 (45%) TG, recent anal sex with male partners was more common among MSM (94% vs 71%; P < 0.1), including with casual (47% vs 35%), regular (59% vs 29%) and paying partners (28% vs 12%). MSM more commonly reported lifetime (P < 0.01) and recent sex with female partners (P < 0.01). Reported condom use with any partner type was low. Mo..

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