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Background:Men who have sex with men MSM contribute substantially to HIV prevalence inIndia. The targeted intervention TI program is the most important linkbetween MSM and the public health system. Hence, we studied the demographic andsexual behavior characteristics of MSM registered in TI program in India.Methods: We used information maintained at TI sites under the program cateringexclusively to MSM in India. Demographic characteristics and sexual behavior ofMSM over the past two decades were also studied. Risk behaviors included typeof partners, alcohol use, sexual acts per week, years of sex work and age atinitiation of sex work. Bivariate analysis was carried out to understand thedemographic determinants of sexual behavior. Results: In total, data of 6037MSMs from 14 TI sites were analyzed. Of these 4655 73.8% were young adults



Author: Harshal R. Salve1*, Sanjay K. Rai1, Shashi Kant1, Yujjwal Raj2, D. Chandrasekhar Reddy3

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