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Economic, Mental Health, HIV Prevention and HIV Treatment Impacts of COVID-19 and the COVID-19 Response on a Global Sample of Cisgender Gay Men and Other Men Who Have Sex with Men

Glenn-Milo Santos 1, 2 Benjamin Ackerman 3 Amrita Rao 4 Sara Wallach 4 George Ayala 5 Erik Lamontage 6, 7 Alex Garner Ian Holloway 8 Sonya Arreola 5 Vince Silenzio 9 Susanne Strömdahl 10, 11 Louis Yu 12 Carol Strong 13 Tyler Adamson 4 Anna Yakusik 6 Tran Thu Doan 14 Poyao Huang 15 Damiano Cerasuolo 16, 17 Amie Bishop 18 Teymur Noori 19 Anastasia Pharris 19 Max Aung 14 Masoud Dara 20 Ssu Yu Chung 21 Marguerite Hanley Stefan Baral 4 Chris Beyrer 4 Sean Howell 21
Abstract : There is an urgent need to measure the impacts of COVID-19 among gay men and other men who have sex with men (MSM). We conducted a cross-sectional survey with a global sample of gay men and other MSM (n = 2732) from April 16, 2020 to May 4, 2020, through a social networking app. We characterized the economic, mental health, HIV prevention and HIV treatment impacts of COVID-19 and the COVID-19 response, and examined whether sub-groups of our study population are disproportionately impacted by COVID-19. Many gay men and other MSM not only reported economic and mental health consequences, but also interruptions to HIV prevention and testing, and HIV care and treatment services. These consequences were significantly greater among people living with HIV, racial/ethnic minorities, immigrants, sex workers, and socio-economically disadvantaged groups. These findings highlight the urgent need to mitigate the negative impacts of COVID-19 among gay men and other MSM.
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Glenn-Milo Santos, Benjamin Ackerman, Amrita Rao, Sara Wallach, George Ayala, et al.. Economic, Mental Health, HIV Prevention and HIV Treatment Impacts of COVID-19 and the COVID-19 Response on a Global Sample of Cisgender Gay Men and Other Men Who Have Sex with Men. AIDS and Behavior, Springer Verlag, In press, ⟨10.1007/s10461-020-02969-0⟩. ⟨hal-02909813⟩

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