Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Characteristics & Factors Influencing Unprotected Anal Intercourse among Men Who Have Sex with Men in Fuyang, China

Men who have sex with men (MSM) are at risk for contracting human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. The objective of this study was to explore the characteristics and factors influencing unprotected anal intercourse (UAI) among MSM in Fuyang, China in order to develop an intervention program to prevent the spread of HIV infection among MSM. 

We conducted this cross sectional study among 413 MSM in 2013. Participants completed an interviewer- administered questionnaire and were tested for HIV and syphilis infections. Three hundred fifty of 413 subjects reported sexual activity with a male partner during the previous 6 months; of these 27 (7.7%) had unprotected sex. Forty-four subjects had sex with a female partner during the previous 6 months; of these 25 (58.1%) had unprotected sex. The frequency of having unprotected sex with a female was significantly greater than with a male (χ2 = 84.52, p < 0.001). Multivariate logistic analysis showed education level (OR = 0.45, p = 0.003), length of time of current residence (OR = 0.47, p = 0.014), knowledge about HIV infection (OR = 0.09, p = 0.022) and integrated interventions (OR = 0.32, p < 0.001) were all significantly associated with UAI. 

High-risk sex behavior was common among the study population. A targeted interventions needs to be developed urgently.

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