Using mathematical modelling to improve our understanding of the HIV prevalence among the “hidden” MSM population.


Study to develop modelling approaches for HIV/STI transmission, taking into account three sexual identity subgroups of men who have sex with men (MSM). The research is based on survey data from southern India.

The poster presentation by Holly Prudden demonstrates that the “hidden” MSM population, although at lower risk of HIV infection, has the potential to act as a key bridging population in the context of the wider HIV epidemic.

This presentation was part of research presented at AIDS 2012 by STRIVE's host group, Social and Mathematical Epidemiology (SaME), LSHTM.

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