Monday, September 22, 2008

Risk behaviours for HIV/AIDS infection among men who have sex with men in Cairo, Egypt

Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, Vol. 14, No. 4, 2008

A sample of 73 men who have sex with men (MSM) in Cairo, Egypt, were screened for HIV infection and were interviewed to study their risk behaviours for HIV/AIDS. Most (65.8%) had initiated sexual activity before 15 years; 65.8% took both active and passive roles in sexual acts. The frequency of sexual acts was daily for 25.9% of those aged older age group, while 70.7% of the younger age group were exclusively MSM. Condoms were always used by only 19.2% of the sample.