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Table 4 Focus group discussions contributing data to findings from Accra, Kumasi, and Manya Krobo, Ghana

From: “But the moment they find out that you are MSM…”: a qualitative investigation of HIV prevention experiences among men who have sex with men (MSM) in Ghana’s health care system

Findings and Supporting Data Accra (n = 8)a Kumasi (n = 8)a Manya Krobo (n = 6)a
1. MSM Experiences Using HIV Prevention Resources
 Condom Quality is Low, Condom Access is Poor and Condom Use is Disruptive ••••••• ••••••• ••••
 Stigma and Inaccurate Information Undermine HIV Testing ••••••• ••
 Positive Attitudes Towards HIV Prevention Exist Among MSM ••••••• ••• ••••
2. Health Care Climate Factors that Influence Use of HIV Prevention
 MSM Are Not Free to Be Themselves ••• •••••
 MSM Are Not Understood By Health Care Providers •• ••••••
 MSM Do Not Feel that Health Care Providers Care About Them •• •••••••
3. Strategies for Improving HIV/STI Prevention among MSM
 HIV Prevention Education Tailored to MSM Enables Self-advocacy ••
 Education and Awareness to Protect Human Rights of LGBT Ghanaians ••••• •••••  
  1. Each dot represents one focus group that contained data supporting the particular finding
  2. Dots are a measure of frequency, but not necessarily of the amount of content within a particular focus group supporting the finding
  3. aRefers to number of focus groups, not individual participants