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Key Findings from the European Men-Who-Have-Sex-With-Men Internet Survey in Greece

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Medical School, University of Cyprus, 2029 Nicosia, Cyprus
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Ath Checkpoint, 10554 Athens, Greece
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Thess Checkpoint, 54635 Thessaloniki, Greece
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Sigma Research, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London WC1H 9SH, UK
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Academic Editors: Masoud Dara and Francisco José Nunes Antunes
Received: 21 December 2020 / Revised: 25 February 2021 / Accepted: 11 March 2021 / Published: 17 March 2021
The European Men-Who-Have-Sex-With-Men Internet Survey (EMIS-2017) is an international survey for men who have sex with men (MSM) designed to measure the level and distribution of four dimensions: (a) sexual health outcomes, (b) risk and precaution behaviors, (c) health promotion needs, and (d) coverage/uptake of interventions. The aim of the current work is to provide an overview of key demographics and findings for MSM in Greece covering the abovementioned dimensions of EMIS-2017, especially regarding HIV. Overall, 2909 men met the inclusion criteria for the analysis. The participants’ age ranged between 15 and 74 years old (median 35 years). According to the descriptive analysis, 14.4% of the participants reported moderate and 8.9% severe anxiety and depression. The self-reported HIV prevalence was 11%. A high number of participants had non-steady male partners (74%, n = 2153). The number of non-steady intercourse partners in the last 12 months was over two for about 61.5% (n = 1321) of the participants. A very small number of participants had ever tried to get pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) (2.2%, n = 63), and 41.2% of the participants (n = 1199) were unaware of PrEP. About half of the participants (51.6%, n = 1501) did not know that vaccination against both hepatitis A and B viruses is recommended for MSM. The results of EMIS-2017 identify important needs and can help policy making and prevention planning. View Full-Text
Keywords: EMIS-2017; MSM; Greece; online survey; HIV; sexually transmitted infections; PrEP; PEP EMIS-2017; MSM; Greece; online survey; HIV; sexually transmitted infections; PrEP; PEP
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Pantavou, K.; Tsiakalakis, G.; Chanos, S.; Polkas, G.; Papageorgiou, G.; Dedes, N.; Schmidt, A.J.; Nikolopoulos, G.K. Key Findings from the European Men-Who-Have-Sex-With-Men Internet Survey in Greece. Epidemiologia 2021, 2, 114-123. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/epidemiologia2010010

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Pantavou K, Tsiakalakis G, Chanos S, Polkas G, Papageorgiou G, Dedes N, Schmidt AJ, Nikolopoulos GK. Key Findings from the European Men-Who-Have-Sex-With-Men Internet Survey in Greece. Epidemiologia. 2021; 2(1):114-123. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/epidemiologia2010010

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Pantavou, Katerina, Georgios Tsiakalakis, Sophocles Chanos, Georgios Polkas, Georgios Papageorgiou, Nicolaos Dedes, Axel J. Schmidt, and Georgios K. Nikolopoulos 2021. "Key Findings from the European Men-Who-Have-Sex-With-Men Internet Survey in Greece" Epidemiologia 2, no. 1: 114-123. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/epidemiologia2010010

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