Study estimates 210,000 men have sex with men in S’pore, at risk of HIV

Researchers at NUS Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health have conducted a study which marked the first time researchers have estimated the number of people in groups in Singapore who were at risk of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. They found that four key “hidden” population groups were most likely to acquire and transmit HIV: 210,000 men who have sex with men; 72,000 male clients of female sex workers; 4,200 female sex workers; and 11,000 intravenous drug users.  The researchers said that the study would aid the effective planning of HIV care, treatment and support.