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Potential bridges for HIV infection to men who have sex with men in Guangzhou, China.
AIDS Behav. 2006 Jul; 10(4 Suppl):S17-23.AB

Abstract

To assess the potential for HIV acquisition among men who have sex with men (MSM) in Guangzhou, China, we conducted a cross-sectional, anonymous, face-to-face survey of MSM in the metropolitan area of Guangzhou, China. As a pilot recruitment for a cohort study, participants were recruited by convenience sampling through newspaper and television advertising, website information, and respondent referral. Blood samples were tested for HIV, hepatitis B (HBV), hepatitis C (HCV), and syphilis. Client-centered HIV and STD counseling was provided.A total of 201 MSM were interviewed and 200 blood samples were tested. The prevalence of HIV antibody was 0% (97.5% CI 0-1.8%); 17.5% of MSM were HBV surface antigen positive; 1.0% had HCV antibodies; 10.5% had antibodies to syphilis. Syphilis seropositivity was associated with sex with a foreign MSM in the last six months and 10.4% reported sex with a foreign MSM overall. The majority (54.7%) reported unprotected anal sex with other men. Nearly one-third (31.8%) had regular female partners; 25.9% were currently married to a woman; 6% had casual female partners; 4.5% had sex with a female sex worker; 4.5% had sex with a male sex worker; and 12.9% had unprotected vaginal sex and unprotected anal sex with a man in the past six months. Only one MSM reported injection drug use (0.5%). The currently low prevalence of HIV but high level of unprotected anal sex, high prevalence of syphilis infection, and sexual networks that include foreign MSM point to a transient window for HIV prevention among MSM in Guangzhou. We recognize challenges to recruiting a representative sample of MSM and retaining them in longitudinal cohort studies.

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Center for Disease Control and Prevention of Guangdong Province, Guangzhou, China.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

16802197

Citation

He, Qun, et al. "Potential Bridges for HIV Infection to Men Who Have Sex With Men in Guangzhou, China." AIDS and Behavior, vol. 10, no. 4 Suppl, 2006, pp. S17-23.
He Q, Wang Y, Lin P, et al. Potential bridges for HIV infection to men who have sex with men in Guangzhou, China. AIDS Behav. 2006;10(4 Suppl):S17-23.
He, Q., Wang, Y., Lin, P., Liu, Y., Yang, F., Fu, X., Li, Y., Sun, B., Li, J., Zhao, X., Mandel, J., Jain, S., & McFarland, W. (2006). Potential bridges for HIV infection to men who have sex with men in Guangzhou, China. AIDS and Behavior, 10(4 Suppl), S17-23.
He Q, et al. Potential Bridges for HIV Infection to Men Who Have Sex With Men in Guangzhou, China. AIDS Behav. 2006;10(4 Suppl):S17-23. PubMed PMID: 16802197.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Potential bridges for HIV infection to men who have sex with men in Guangzhou, China. AU - He,Qun, AU - Wang,Ye, AU - Lin,Peng, AU - Liu,Yongying, AU - Yang,Fang, AU - Fu,Xiaobing, AU - Li,Yan, AU - Sun,Baoshan, AU - Li,Jie, AU - Zhao,Xixi, AU - Mandel,Jeffrey, AU - Jain,Sheila, AU - McFarland,Willi, Y1 - 2006/06/27/ PY - 2005/09/19/received PY - 2006/03/27/accepted PY - 2006/6/28/pubmed PY - 2006/10/27/medline PY - 2006/6/28/entrez SP - S17 EP - 23 JF - AIDS and behavior JO - AIDS Behav VL - 10 IS - 4 Suppl N2 - To assess the potential for HIV acquisition among men who have sex with men (MSM) in Guangzhou, China, we conducted a cross-sectional, anonymous, face-to-face survey of MSM in the metropolitan area of Guangzhou, China. As a pilot recruitment for a cohort study, participants were recruited by convenience sampling through newspaper and television advertising, website information, and respondent referral. Blood samples were tested for HIV, hepatitis B (HBV), hepatitis C (HCV), and syphilis. Client-centered HIV and STD counseling was provided.A total of 201 MSM were interviewed and 200 blood samples were tested. The prevalence of HIV antibody was 0% (97.5% CI 0-1.8%); 17.5% of MSM were HBV surface antigen positive; 1.0% had HCV antibodies; 10.5% had antibodies to syphilis. Syphilis seropositivity was associated with sex with a foreign MSM in the last six months and 10.4% reported sex with a foreign MSM overall. The majority (54.7%) reported unprotected anal sex with other men. Nearly one-third (31.8%) had regular female partners; 25.9% were currently married to a woman; 6% had casual female partners; 4.5% had sex with a female sex worker; 4.5% had sex with a male sex worker; and 12.9% had unprotected vaginal sex and unprotected anal sex with a man in the past six months. Only one MSM reported injection drug use (0.5%). The currently low prevalence of HIV but high level of unprotected anal sex, high prevalence of syphilis infection, and sexual networks that include foreign MSM point to a transient window for HIV prevention among MSM in Guangzhou. We recognize challenges to recruiting a representative sample of MSM and retaining them in longitudinal cohort studies. SN - 1090-7165 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/16802197/Potential_bridges_for_HIV_infection_to_men_who_have_sex_with_men_in_Guangzhou_China_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1007/s10461-006-9125-3 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -