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)


  • MSM in south and southeast Asia are reported to have an approximately 15-fold higher prevalence of HIV infection compared with the general adult population[Beyrer 2012; NACO 2012]
  • Bisexual activity among MSM may contribute to HIV incidence in other groups[Brahmam 2008]
  • HIV prevalence appears to be increasing in MSM in China[Zhang 2013; Lau 2011; Li 2013]

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