This is an open access article licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License ( which permits unrestricted, non-commercial use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the work is properly cited.Address correspondence to this author at the Epidemiology, HIV and STD Unit, School of Public Health and Administration, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru; Tel: 511 - 4818283; E-mail: [email protected] (2012) Country progress report: Peru Available from: 10 October 2012];].This not only contributes to the wider spread of HIV among this population but also increases HIV transmission to Peruvian heterosexual women as indicated by the decreased HIV male/female ratio from 22.5:1 in 1987 to 2.95:1 in 2006.Given the wide internet access in Peru and the increasing number of gay websites used for sexual and nonsexual purposes, the internet, named as “the world's most extensive venue for sexual information and sex negotiation,” demands further exploration as a way to deliver preventive interventions.This guide offers resources in English and Spanish useful for general, historical, scientific, environmental or travel research about Peru.
Cheng was also a researcher on school desegregation at the RAND Corporation, adjunct faculty at the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, director of a mentoring program for at-risk girls at USC, and a debate panelist on KNBC’s Emmy-winning “Free 4 All” program.
However, as only a small percentage of participants actually reported for testing, future research should develop and assess tailored internet interventions to increase HIV/STI testing and delivery of other prevention services to Peruvian MSM.
Men who have sex with men (MSM) are one of the populations that account for the greatest burden of the HIV epidemic in nearly all Latin American countries, the United States, Canada and some Western European countries.
Cheng is an American lawyer providing mediation, investigation and expert witness services in Los Angeles, California.
She retired as a partner from DLA Piper LLP (US), a global law firm, where she practiced employment law representing businesses.