Social Science and Medicine. Access to care and adherence to HIV medication Individuals experiencing high levels of stigma are over twice as likely to have suboptimal adherence to their HIV treatment and are five times as likely to report poor access to medical care Sayles et al. British Journal of Social Psychology. Pubmed abstract. Gay men and, in particular, those with HIV, are more likely to suffer from mental health problems than the general population King et al. That means a greater proportion of those who have not been tested recently are HIV-positive. While undetectable, a person living with HIV remains in good health, and it is virtually impossible transmit the virus to a partner.
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While undetectable, a person living with HIV remains in good health, and it is virtually impossible transmit the virus to a partner. If it can happen to me, who can stand up for myself, what will happen to those who cannot speak out? For example, in May Crimea passed legislation which effectively prohibits any public displays of LGBT activities, which resulted in the banning of Crimea Pride in August The Capacity Building Assistance for High-Impact HIV Prevention is a national program that provides training and technical assistance for health departments, CBOs, and healthcare organizations to help them better address gaps in the HIV continuum of care and provide high-impact prevention for people at high risk for HIV.
A global study in found that young men who have sex with men experience higher levels of homophobia than older men who have sex with men, and also face greater obstructions to HIV services, housing and employment security.