To examine the prevalence of HIV and risk behaviours among men who have sex with men (MSM) and to explore the feasibility of using respondent-driven sampling in this population in order to conduct customised interventions among MSM in the future.
Primary and secondary outcome measures
HIV prevalence rates and factors associated with HIV infection; sociodemographic and behavioural information of participants, syphilis prevalence rates.
The adjusted prevalence of HIV and syphilis were 13.8% and 11.4%, respectively. Multivariate analysis showed that higher educational level, support treatment of HIV, negative syphilis are protective factors of HIV infection. MSM who had heterosexual behaviour before and whose primary sexual partner was HIV-positive were less likely to be infected with HIV compared with their counterparts, while frequency of sexual behaviour with primary sexual partner was positively associated with HIV infection.
This survey confirmed a high HIV prevalence among MSM in Zhejiang province. MSM are extremely vulnerable to HIV infection and comprehensive interventions are urgently needed to slow the spread of HIV among MSM.
Full article at: http://goo.gl/0eWBz4
By: Xiaohong Pan,1 Minni Wu,2 Qiaoqin Ma,1 Hui Wang,1 Wenzhe Ma,2 Shidian Zeng,3 Junfang Chen,4 Yan Zhang,5Dandan Miao,2 Xin Zhou,1 Tingting Jiang,1 Lin He,1 Yan Xia,1 Zhihang Peng,2 and Shichang Xia1
1Center for Disease Control and Prevention of Zhejiang Province, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China
2Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing, Jiangsu, China
3Wenzhou Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Wenzhou, Zhejiang, China
4Hangzhou Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China
5Ningbo Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Ningbo, Zhejiang, China
Correspondence to Dr Shichang Xia; Email: nc.jz.cdc@aixhchs
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