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Table 1 Characteristics of in-depth interviews and focus group discussion participants held in Yangon

From: “We are not gays… don’t tell me those things”: engaging ‘hidden’ men who have sex with men and transgender women in HIV prevention in Myanmar

In-depth interview participants n (n = 25) %
Median age, years (range) 23 (18–42)
 18–25 years 16 64
 26–35 years 5 20
 36 years and above 2 8
Sexual identity
 TW 13 52%
 MSM 12 48%
Current relationship status
 Single 10 40
 Casual partner(s) 4 16
 Regular male partner (s) 7 28
Sex worker 3 12
HIV status
 HIV positive 8 32
 HIV negative 16 64
 HIV unknown/not disclosed 1 4
Focus group discussion participants (n) Characteristics
FGD 1: MSM and TW Community leaders (n = 9) MSM and TW Outreach workers, peer educators and supervisors, volunteers and community workers; both HIV positive and negative participants
FGD 2: Hidden MSM (n = 6) Hidden MSM, both HIV positive and negative participants, low and middle income status
FGD 3: Service providers (n = 8) MSM Outreach worker, Peer educators and supervisors, HIV testing counsellors
FGD 4: Service providers (n = 6) General Practitioners, Sexual Reproductive health educator, Peer educators, Outreach worker
FGD 5: Transgender women (n = 6) Transgender women, both HIV positive and negative, sex work