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Men who have sex with men acquire, accept and adhere to HIV / AIDS prevention services: challenges at the facility level

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Abstract: According to reports, the prevalence of HIV AIDS among men who have sex with men (MSM) in Nairobi is 16.4 , which is a public health problem. The purpose of this study is to identify factors that affect the access, acceptance and adherence to HIV AIDS prevention services for men who have sex with men in Nairobi, Kenya. method. This study adopts a mixed method design, using both quantitative and qualitative methods. More than 70 of gay men reported that they could get TB drugs, antiretroviral drugs, lubricants, condoms and other sexually transmitted infections treatment services. However, 31.6 of MSM reported that discrimination at sanitation level was a barrier to access to HIV AIDS prevention services, while 26.3 reported discrimination. 48.4 of gay men drank alcohol while taking drugsg of drugs was reported, at 36.1 . Conclusion. Discrimination and stigma adversely affected MSM seeking HIV AIDS prevention services in health facilities. MSM engaged in alcohol and substance abuse that likely affected their health seeking behavior. Although most prevention services are reported as accessible, uptake of the same needs to be considered.

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