Strategies for engaging men in HIV services

Strategies engaging men HIV services

A literature review outlining The importance of men in the global HIV response is increasingly recognised. In most settings, men are less engaged in HIV services and have worse health outcomes than women. The multiple gender, social, economic, political, and institutional factors behind these patterns are well documented. More recently, researchers have been reporting evidence […]

Reaching men: Addressing the blind spot in the HIV response.

To address men’s underutilization of HIV services, efforts are needed on two fronts: challenging the regressive gender norms that discourage men from seeking health services, and developing improved health system policies, programmes, and service delivery strategies to ensure better provision of HIV services to men.

Men’s perception of treatment as prevention in South Africa: Implications for engagement in HIV care and treatment.

While South Africa provides universal access to treatment, HIV testing and antiretroviral therapy (ART) uptake remains low, particularly among men. Little is known about community awareness of the effects of treatment on preventing transmission, and how this information might impact HIV service utilization. This qualitative study explored understandings of treatment as prevention among rural South […]