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[Acceptability of vaginal microbicides among female sex workers in urban Beijing, China].
Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue Za Zhi. 2009 Feb; 30(2):136-8.ZL

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

To explore the attitudes and willingness towards vaginal microbicides use among female sex workers (FSWs) for HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted infection (STI) prevention in an urban district of Beijing, China, as well as its related factors.

METHODS

A cross-sectional study using convenience sampling was conducted. A total of 54 FSWs were recruited from Shijingshan District in urban Beijing. Main outcome variables were measured by microbicide acceptability score with questionnaire, including high-risk sexual behaviors, self-reported condom use, self-reported HIV/STI history and perception on the risk of HIV/STI.

RESULTS

Mean score of microbicide acceptability in FSWs was 2.73 (ranging 1 to 4). Acceptability score varied by the type of their sex partner (P = 0.049), experience of HIV testing (P = 0.037) and concerns about contracting STI (P = 0.042). Willingness to use and covert use of microbicides in FSWs varied significantly with their sex partners (P = 0.001).

CONCLUSION

FSWs in Shijingshan district might have a positive response to vaginal microbicides use across all hypothetical characteristics in general. Further study is needed for comprehensive understanding of contextual factors related to it.

Authors+Show Affiliations

School of Nursing, Peking Union Medical College, Beijing 100730, China.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

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

Language

chi

PubMed ID

19565872

Citation

Han, Lin, et al. "[Acceptability of Vaginal Microbicides Among Female Sex Workers in Urban Beijing, China]." Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue Za Zhi = Zhonghua Liuxingbingxue Zazhi, vol. 30, no. 2, 2009, pp. 136-8.
Han L, Lv F, Zhang GL, et al. [Acceptability of vaginal microbicides among female sex workers in urban Beijing, China]. Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue Za Zhi. 2009;30(2):136-8.
Han, L., Lv, F., Zhang, G. L., & Wu, Z. L. (2009). [Acceptability of vaginal microbicides among female sex workers in urban Beijing, China]. Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue Za Zhi = Zhonghua Liuxingbingxue Zazhi, 30(2), 136-8.
Han L, et al. [Acceptability of Vaginal Microbicides Among Female Sex Workers in Urban Beijing, China]. Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue Za Zhi. 2009;30(2):136-8. PubMed PMID: 19565872.
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TY - JOUR T1 - [Acceptability of vaginal microbicides among female sex workers in urban Beijing, China]. AU - Han,Lin, AU - Lv,Fan, AU - Zhang,Guo-lei, AU - Wu,Zheng-lai, PY - 2009/7/2/entrez PY - 2009/7/2/pubmed PY - 2009/11/11/medline SP - 136 EP - 8 JF - Zhonghua liu xing bing xue za zhi = Zhonghua liuxingbingxue zazhi JO - Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue Za Zhi VL - 30 IS - 2 N2 - OBJECTIVE: To explore the attitudes and willingness towards vaginal microbicides use among female sex workers (FSWs) for HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted infection (STI) prevention in an urban district of Beijing, China, as well as its related factors. METHODS: A cross-sectional study using convenience sampling was conducted. A total of 54 FSWs were recruited from Shijingshan District in urban Beijing. Main outcome variables were measured by microbicide acceptability score with questionnaire, including high-risk sexual behaviors, self-reported condom use, self-reported HIV/STI history and perception on the risk of HIV/STI. RESULTS: Mean score of microbicide acceptability in FSWs was 2.73 (ranging 1 to 4). Acceptability score varied by the type of their sex partner (P = 0.049), experience of HIV testing (P = 0.037) and concerns about contracting STI (P = 0.042). Willingness to use and covert use of microbicides in FSWs varied significantly with their sex partners (P = 0.001). CONCLUSION: FSWs in Shijingshan district might have a positive response to vaginal microbicides use across all hypothetical characteristics in general. Further study is needed for comprehensive understanding of contextual factors related to it. SN - 0254-6450 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/19565872/[Acceptability_of_vaginal_microbicides_among_female_sex_workers_in_urban_Beijing_China]_ L2 - http://journal.yiigle.com/LinkIn.do?linkin_type=pubmed&issn=0254-6450&year=2009&vol=30&issue=2&fpage=136 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -