Monash University
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Understanding HIV testing behaviours and engagment in HIV prevention among men who have sex with men and transgender women in Myanmar

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posted on 2019-11-18, 05:29 authored by VANESSA VERONESE
Men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender women (TW) in Myanmar are disproportionately impacted by HIV, but report sub-optimal engagement in HIV testing and prevention. This thesis characterised the barriers and current levels of HIV testing among MSM and TW, explored the potential of novel HIV testing models to enhance HIV testing uptake and estimated current HIV burden among MSM and TW clients of a HIV testing clinic. The findings in this thesis can inform HIV prevention priorities and service delivery models in Myanmar to increase engagement of MSM and TW’s in HIV testing and prevention.


Principal supervisor

Mark Stoove

Year of Award


Department, School or Centre

Public Health and Preventive Medicine

Additional Institution or Organisation

Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine

Campus location



Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type



Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences