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Prevalence of bisexual behaviors among men who have sex with men (MSM) in China and associations between condom use in MSM and heterosexual behaviors.
Sex Transm Dis. 2008 Apr; 35(4):406-13.ST

Abstract

OBJECTIVES

This study investigated the prevalence of bisexual behaviors and marital status among Chinese men who have sex with men (MSM) and the associations between MSM's condom use and their heterosexual behaviors.

METHODOLOGY

Eight hundred ninety-six adult males in Yunnan Province, China, who reported to ever have engaged in MSM behaviors were interviewed. Data were acquired through the China-UK HIV/AIDS Prevention and Care Project from 2003 to 2006.

RESULTS

Of all respondents, one-third had ever been married, 59% had ever engaged in bisexual behaviors, and 31% had done so in the past 6 months. High prevalence of inconsistent condom use was reported in heterosexual behaviors (71.9%), as well as with those who had engaged in MSM sexual behaviors in the past 6 months (30.8% with commercial sex workers and 54.7% with noncommercial sex partners) in the past 6 months. Those who did not use condoms with MSM partners were also more likely than others to not use condoms with their female sex partners (FSP). Those who had voluntary counseling and testing services were more likely than others to have used a condom in the last episode of sex with their FSP (multivariate odds ratio = 1.66).

CONCLUSIONS

The clustering of unprotected sexual behaviors with male and FSP among bisexual MSM is revealed. The bridging effects of the risk for human immunodeficiency virus transmission from the MSM population to the female population are evident.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. jlau@cuhk.edu.hkNo 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

18362864

Citation

Lau, Joseph T F., et al. "Prevalence of Bisexual Behaviors Among Men Who Have Sex With Men (MSM) in China and Associations Between Condom Use in MSM and Heterosexual Behaviors." Sexually Transmitted Diseases, vol. 35, no. 4, 2008, pp. 406-13.
Lau JT, Wang M, Wong HN, et al. Prevalence of bisexual behaviors among men who have sex with men (MSM) in China and associations between condom use in MSM and heterosexual behaviors. Sex Transm Dis. 2008;35(4):406-13.
Lau, J. T., Wang, M., Wong, H. N., Tsui, H. Y., Jia, M., Cheng, F., Zhang, Y., Su, X., & Wang, N. (2008). Prevalence of bisexual behaviors among men who have sex with men (MSM) in China and associations between condom use in MSM and heterosexual behaviors. Sexually Transmitted Diseases, 35(4), 406-13. https://doi.org/10.1097/OLQ.0b013e318164467f
Lau JT, et al. Prevalence of Bisexual Behaviors Among Men Who Have Sex With Men (MSM) in China and Associations Between Condom Use in MSM and Heterosexual Behaviors. Sex Transm Dis. 2008;35(4):406-13. PubMed PMID: 18362864.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Prevalence of bisexual behaviors among men who have sex with men (MSM) in China and associations between condom use in MSM and heterosexual behaviors. AU - Lau,Joseph T F, AU - Wang,Ming, AU - Wong,Hong Nei, AU - Tsui,Hi Yi, AU - Jia,Manhong, AU - Cheng,Feng, AU - Zhang,Yun, AU - Su,Xiaoyou, AU - Wang,Ning, PY - 2008/3/26/pubmed PY - 2008/5/21/medline PY - 2008/3/26/entrez SP - 406 EP - 13 JF - Sexually transmitted diseases JO - Sex Transm Dis VL - 35 IS - 4 N2 - OBJECTIVES: This study investigated the prevalence of bisexual behaviors and marital status among Chinese men who have sex with men (MSM) and the associations between MSM's condom use and their heterosexual behaviors. METHODOLOGY: Eight hundred ninety-six adult males in Yunnan Province, China, who reported to ever have engaged in MSM behaviors were interviewed. Data were acquired through the China-UK HIV/AIDS Prevention and Care Project from 2003 to 2006. RESULTS: Of all respondents, one-third had ever been married, 59% had ever engaged in bisexual behaviors, and 31% had done so in the past 6 months. High prevalence of inconsistent condom use was reported in heterosexual behaviors (71.9%), as well as with those who had engaged in MSM sexual behaviors in the past 6 months (30.8% with commercial sex workers and 54.7% with noncommercial sex partners) in the past 6 months. Those who did not use condoms with MSM partners were also more likely than others to not use condoms with their female sex partners (FSP). Those who had voluntary counseling and testing services were more likely than others to have used a condom in the last episode of sex with their FSP (multivariate odds ratio = 1.66). CONCLUSIONS: The clustering of unprotected sexual behaviors with male and FSP among bisexual MSM is revealed. The bridging effects of the risk for human immunodeficiency virus transmission from the MSM population to the female population are evident. SN - 0148-5717 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/18362864/Prevalence_of_bisexual_behaviors_among_men_who_have_sex_with_men__MSM__in_China_and_associations_between_condom_use_in_MSM_and_heterosexual_behaviors_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1097/OLQ.0b013e318164467f DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -