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Factors associated with HIV testing in men who have sex with men, in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
  1. Joyce Nyoni1,
  2. Michael W Ross2
  1. 1Department of Sociology and Anthropology, University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
  2. 2School of Public Health, University of Texas, Houston, Texas, USA
  1. Correspondence to Dr Michael W Ross, School of Public Health, University of Texas, PO Box 20036, Houston TX 77225, USA; michael.w.ross{at}

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Testing for HIV remains an approach for preventing HIV and for accessing treatment for infected individuals. There is little information on predictors of HIV testing in men who have sex with men (MSM) in Sub-Saharan Africa, where there is often restricted access to treatment for stigmatised minorities. To understand factors associated with HIV testing in MSM in Tanzania, we analysed data from 271 MSM in Dar es Salaam. Tanzanian NIMR IRB approval was duly obtained (NIMR/HQ/R.8A/Vol.IX/822).

Sample median age was 24 years; the majority had completed secondary education, with a fifth of them educated beyond this level; …

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  • Funding This work was supported by AmFAR grant number 107509-45 RFBR. It was approved by the Tanzanian Institute of Medical Research IRB number NIMR/HQ/R.8A/Vol.IX/822.

  • Competing interests None.

  • Ethics approval Tanzanian National Institute for Medical Research.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.