Violence and depression among men who have sex with men in Tanzania
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Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences Dr P.O Box 65001, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania Tanzania
Jakaya Kikwete Cardiac Institute Dr P.O Box 65141 Tanzania
Publication date: 2023-04-26
Popul. Med. 2023;5(Supplement):A1406
Background and objective:
Men who have sex with men (msm) continue to be at an increased risk of violence, HIV Transmission and mental disorders, as a result of their sexual orientation. In this study, we aimed at determining the magnitude and source of violence, extent of depressive symptoms among MSM

We recruited 345 MSM using a respondent driven sampling Technique. Revised conflict tactic scale, PHQ-9 and questions adapted from the tdhs 2010 were used to assess for violence, depression and HIV-Risk behaviors respectively. Continuous and categorical variables were analyzed with student’s T-Test and CHI-Square test respectively. Logistic regression analyses were performed to assess for predictors of depression and HIV-RISK Behaviors. All tests were two sided and P

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