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Binge Drinking among Men Who Have Sex with Men and Transgender Women in San Salvador: Correlates and Sexual Health Implications

by on July 10, 2015

Binge Drinking among Men Who Have Sex with Men and Transgender Women in San Salvador: Correlates and Sexual Health ImplicationsHigh rates of heavy alcohol use among men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender women (TW) have been linked to increased vulnerability for HIV and poor mental health. While theories explaining elevated drinking levels among sexual minorities have been forwarded, few investigations have assessed the potential pathways using empirical data, particularly with an explicit focus on self-stigma and among MSM and TW in low- and middle-income countries.

This study examined the relationship between stigma-related stress (specifically, self-stigma and concealment of one’s sexual orientation) and binge drinking in a sample of MSM and TW in San Salvador, El Salvador, recruited using respondent-driven sampling.

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