TitleAttitudes and behaviors among older MSM in Ghana
AuthorsLora Sabin, Yaw Adu‐Sarkodie, Thomas Agyarko‐Poku, Paul Ashigbie, Danielle Hollenbeck‐Pringle, Mary Bachman DeSilva, Kimberly Green, Sam Wambugu, Yussif Ahmed Abdul Rahman, Kofi Akuoko, Kofi Baffuor Opoku, and Jennifer Beard
PublisherUSAID Project SEARCH
LocationWashington, DC
This report provides the findings of a qualitative study that explored vulnerability to HIV of men who have sex with men (MSM) in Kumasi, Ghana. In particular, the study focuses on ‘older MSM’, meaning those aged 30 years and above. It is a companion study to an earlier study, “Exploring the beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors of MSM engaged in substance use and transactional sex in Ghana.”1 This research was conducted by a collaborative team comprised of researchers from Boston University’s Center for Global and Health and Development (CGHD) and the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST). The team conducted this research in Kumasi, Ghana’s second largest urban center. It is a component of the ‘Operations Research for Key Populations in Ghana’ Program funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). We designed and carried it out collaboration with FHI 360, an organization based in the capital of Accra that operates programs targeting MSM and other high‐risk individuals in Ghana, as well as the Ghana AIDS Commission (GAC).