Epidemiology of HIV Infection in the Developing World

  • Authors: Sunil Solomon, MBBS, PhD, MPH; Suniti Solomon, MD (More Info)
  • Editors in Chief: Daniel R. Kuritzkes, MD; Joseph J. Eron, Jr., MD
  • Last Reviewed: 4/1/16 (What's New)


  • Sex between men has the highest rate of HIV acquisition of all forms of sexual intercourse, particularly receptive anal intercourse
  • Available data suggest circumcision does not provide protection against HIV infection in MSM[Millet 2008; Gust 2010]
  • Data on HIV in MSM in the developing world are sparse, in part due to stigma and discrimination[Beyrer 2010a; Semugoma 2012; Itaborahy 2013]
  • Sub-Saharan Africa
      South and Southeast Asia
        Central Asia and Eastern Europe
          South America

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