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New Publication: Social, Behavioural, and Intervention Research among People of Sub-Saharan African Origin Living with HIV in the UK and Europe: Literature Review and Recommendations for Intervention

New Publication on Living with HIV

posted on: May 21, 2007

Africans are the second largest group affected by HIV in Western Europe after men who have sex with men (MSM). This recently published review describes and summarises the literature on social, behavioural, and intervention research among African communities affected by HIV in the UK and other European countries in order to make recommendations for future interventions.

The review explores six prominent themes in the descriptive literature: (1) HIV testing; (2) sexual lifestyles and attitudes; (3) gender; (4) use of HIV services; (5) stigma and disclosure (6) immigration status, unemployment and poverty. It finds that although some UK and European interventions are addressing the needs of African communities affected by HIV, more resources need to be mobilised to ensure current and future interventions are targeted, sustainable, and rigorously evaluated.



Authors: Audrey Prost, Jonathan Elford, John Imrie, Mark Petticrew and Graham J. Hart


Journal: AIDS and Behavior. Available online.