In Europe, behavioural surveillance in MSM is mainly based on convenience samples of this population. The second table presents the best three methods proposed by the experts according to two different contexts. Table 1. Selected features of available methods for collecting behavioural data among MSM. Predictors of HIV risk behavior among Russian men who have sex with men: an emerging epidemic. First anal intercourse among men who have sex with men in Switzerland. Arch Sex Behav ; 38 6 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. HIV risk behaviour among gay and bisexual men in Budapest, Hungary. A tale of three cities: persisting high HIV prevalence, risk behaviour and undiagnosed infection in community samples of men who have sex with men.
Men who have sex with men
Men who have sex with men MSM , also known as males who have sex with males , are male persons who engage in sexual activity with members of the same sex, regardless of how they identify themselves. The term MSM was created in the s by epidemiologists to study the spread of disease among men who have sex with men, regardless of identity. It does not describe any specific sexual activity, and which activities are covered by the term depends on context. First, it was pursued by epidemiologists seeking behavioral categories that would offer better analytical concepts for the study of disease-risk than identity-based categories such as "gay", " bisexual ", or "straight" , because a man who self-identifies as gay or bisexual is not necessarily sexually active with men, and someone who identifies as straight might be sexually active with men. Second, its usage is tied to criticism of sexual identity terms prevalent in social construction literature which typically rejected the use of identity-based concepts across cultural and historical contexts. MSM are not limited to small, self-identified, and visible sub-populations. MSM and gay refer to different things: behaviors and social identities. MSM refers to sexual activities between men, regardless of how they identify, whereas gay can include those activities but is more broadly seen as a cultural identity.
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