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HIV Risk and Associations of HIV Infection among men who have sex with men in Peri-Urban Cape Town, South Africa

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Public Health, October 2011
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (91st percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (86th percentile)

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Title
HIV Risk and Associations of HIV Infection among men who have sex with men in Peri-Urban Cape Town, South Africa
Published in
BMC Public Health, October 2011
DOI 10.1186/1471-2458-11-766
Pubmed ID
Authors

Stefan Baral, Earl Burrell, Andrew Scheibe, Ben Brown, Chris Beyrer, Linda-Gail Bekker

Abstract

The HIV epidemic in Sub Saharan Africa has been traditionally assumed to be driven by high risk heterosexual and vertical transmission. However, there is an increasing body of data highlighting the disproportionate burden of HIV infection among MSM in the generalized HIV epidemics across of Southern Africa. In South Africa specifically, there has been an increase in attention focused on the risk status and preventive needs of MSM both in urban centers and peri-urban townships. The study presented here represents the first evaluation of HIV prevalence and associations of HIV infection among MSM in the peri-urban townships of Cape Town.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 <1%
United States 1 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
Unknown 168 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 38 22%
Researcher 37 22%
Student > Bachelor 16 9%
Student > Ph. D. Student 15 9%
Student > Doctoral Student 10 6%
Other 35 20%
Unknown 20 12%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 50 29%
Social Sciences 36 21%
Nursing and Health Professions 24 14%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 10 6%
Psychology 10 6%
Other 17 10%
Unknown 24 14%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 14. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 01 December 2011.
All research outputs
#2,254,905
of 22,653,392 outputs
Outputs from BMC Public Health
#2,585
of 14,735 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#11,789
of 132,933 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Public Health
#26
of 197 outputs
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