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KIBUTHU, ROSEMARY WANGUI. "THE PSYCHOSOCIAL PREDICTORS OF HIV RISKY SEXUAL BEHAVIOUR AMONG MSM IN NAIROBI, KENYA." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, vol. 4, no. 3, Mar. 2019, pp. 2328-2384, Accessed Mar. 2019.
KIBUTHU, R. (2019, March). THE PSYCHOSOCIAL PREDICTORS OF HIV RISKY SEXUAL BEHAVIOUR AMONG MSM IN NAIROBI, KENYA. Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, 4(3), 2328-2384. Retrieved from
KIBUTHU, ROSEMARY WANGUI. "THE PSYCHOSOCIAL PREDICTORS OF HIV RISKY SEXUAL BEHAVIOUR AMONG MSM IN NAIROBI, KENYA." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research 4, no. 3 (March 2019), 2328-2384. Accessed March, 2019.


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HIV pandemic in Kenya has affected Men who have sex with men (MSM) more than other groups. The risky sexual behavior among them can be categorised into individual, network, psychosocial and community level. MSM sexual behaviour has been shaped by their social, environmental and biological vulnerabilities. The purpose of this study was to investigate the predictors of HIV risky sexual behaviour among MSM in Nairobi. Multimodal Therapy (MMT) which is based on Bandura's social, cognitive learning theory and Becker's health belief model formed the study theoretical framework. This was a quasi-experimental; non-equivalent (pre-test; post-test control group design. Questionnaire data from 188 MSM randomly selected from Hoymas and Ishtar centers in Nairobi were used to quantify potential predictors of risky behaviour. Findings showed that HIV transmission risk predictors can be reduced with MMT intervention. The implication for these findings is a recommendation for MSM communities to be prioritised in MMT behavioural intervention research portfolios. This study also recommends adoption of MMT across MSM subgroups.