Group of Transgender People Spread HIV Prevention Messages Among MSM in Cuba
March 19, 2008
A group of male-to-female transgender people in the western Cuban province Pinar del Rio recently have begun to educate local men who have sex with men about HIV prevention, Inter Press Service reports.
Cuba had recorded 9,039 HIV/AIDS cases by late 2007, with men accounting for 81% of all cases, according to Inter Press Service. Among the HIV-positive men, 86.1% have reported engaging in sex with other men, according to the Ministry of Public Health. In Pinar del Rio, 68.7% of HIV-positive men report having sex with other men. Geidy Diaz of the provincial HIV prevention center said health workers in the region should begin to target HIV prevention messages at heterosexual men, as well as MSM (Acosta, Inter Press Service, 3/17).
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