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Barriers to accessing HIV and sexual health services among gay men in Tasmania, Australia

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Lea, T and Anning, M and Wagner, S and Owen, L and Howes, F and Holt, M, Barriers to accessing HIV and sexual health services among gay men in Tasmania, Australia, Journal of Gay and Lesbian Social Services, 31, (2) pp. 153-165. ISSN 1053-8720 (2019) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1080/10538720.2019.1567427

Abstract

We examined barriers to accessing HIV and sexual health services among gay and bisexual men (GBM) in Tasmania, Australia, using in-depth interviews. Most participants were satisfied with the care they had received at public sexual health services. Barriers included the limited number of services, concerns about anonymity and privacy in small communities, difficulties accessing services via a general practitioner, and perceived stigma and discrimination. Improving the accessibility and availability of HIV and sexual health services in Tasmania is crucial to promote the engagement of GBM, which could be achieved via combined efforts of government services and community organizations.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:men who have sex with men, HIV, sexually transmissible infections, health service access, testing, treatment
Research Division:Health Sciences
Research Group:Health services and systems
Research Field:Health and community services
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Evaluation of health and support services
Objective Field:Evaluation of health outcomes
UTAS Author:Owen, L (Dr Louise Owen)
ID Code:134526
Year Published:2019
Web of Science® Times Cited:1
Deposited By:Health Sciences
Deposited On:2019-08-16
Last Modified:2020-08-21
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