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dc.contributor.authorWilson, D
dc.contributor.authorCawthorne, P
dc.date.accessioned2008-01-31T16:42:20Z
dc.date.available2008-01-31T16:42:20Z
dc.date.issued1999-01
dc.identifier.citation'Face Up to the Truth': Helping Gay Men in Vietnam Protect Themselves from AIDS. 1999, 10 (1):63-6notInt J STD AIDSen
dc.identifier.issn0956-4624
dc.identifier.pmid10215135
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10144/17290
dc.description.abstractAppropriate AIDS prevention information is not available in Vietnam for men who have sex with men. Current AIDS prevention messages can be misunderstood with potentially dangerous results. We outline some features of gay culture in a provincial city in Vietnam. We describe the activities of a peer educator who made contact with a small group of young gay men during 1996 and 1997. All the young men were ill-informed about AIDS. Their attitudes and sexual practices made them vulnerable to AIDS. The peer educator provided clear information and emotional support. The peer education was done without government endorsement and on a very low budget.
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.urlhttp://ijsa.rsmjournals.com
dc.rightsReproduced on this site with the permission of Royal Society of Medicine Press, Londonen
dc.subject.meshAcquired Immunodeficiency Syndromeen
dc.subject.meshDisease Outbreaksen
dc.subject.meshHealth Knowledge, Attitudes, Practiceen
dc.subject.meshHomosexuality, Maleen
dc.subject.meshHumansen
dc.subject.meshMaleen
dc.subject.meshVietnamen
dc.title'Face Up to the Truth': Helping Gay Men in Vietnam Protect Themselves from AIDS.en
dc.contributor.departmentMédecins Sans Frontières, Belgium. msfbthai@asianet.co.then
dc.identifier.journalInternational Journal of STD & AIDSen
refterms.dateFOA2019-03-04T09:04:06Z
html.description.abstractAppropriate AIDS prevention information is not available in Vietnam for men who have sex with men. Current AIDS prevention messages can be misunderstood with potentially dangerous results. We outline some features of gay culture in a provincial city in Vietnam. We describe the activities of a peer educator who made contact with a small group of young gay men during 1996 and 1997. All the young men were ill-informed about AIDS. Their attitudes and sexual practices made them vulnerable to AIDS. The peer educator provided clear information and emotional support. The peer education was done without government endorsement and on a very low budget.


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