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Levels of HIV risk behaviour and AIDS knowledge in Thai men having sex with men.
AIDS Care. 1993; 5(3):261-71.AC

Abstract

Although many of the earliest cases of AIDS and HIV infection in Thailand were men who had sex with other men (MHSWM), transmission by heterosexual intercourse and needle sharing rapidly became dominant. This resulted in comparatively little attention being given to studies of risk behaviour and seroprevalence in groups of MHSWM with a consequent lack of information about these populations relevant to designing effective interventions. In the Partner Relations Survey, 3.3% of male Thais described their orientation as bisexual or homosexual, most probably an underestimate of the occurrence of same sex behaviour in Thai males. This paper briefly reviews the situation and presents results from a survey in the northeast of Thailand among men who have sex with men. Substantial levels of risk behaviour were found in MHSWM in the Northeast, with high rates of partner exchange and low levels of consistent condom use in insertive and receptive anal intercourse. Significant defects in AIDS knowledge existed implying a strong need for enhanced and expanded interventions in this community. Factors relevant to the design of interventions are highlighted and recommendations for further studies of MHSWM in Thailand are presented.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Thai Red Cross Society, Bangkok.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

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

Language

eng

PubMed ID

8218461

Citation

Sittitrai, W, et al. "Levels of HIV Risk Behaviour and AIDS Knowledge in Thai Men Having Sex With Men." AIDS Care, vol. 5, no. 3, 1993, pp. 261-71.
Sittitrai W, Brown T, Sakondhavat C. Levels of HIV risk behaviour and AIDS knowledge in Thai men having sex with men. AIDS Care. 1993;5(3):261-71.
Sittitrai, W., Brown, T., & Sakondhavat, C. (1993). Levels of HIV risk behaviour and AIDS knowledge in Thai men having sex with men. AIDS Care, 5(3), 261-71.
Sittitrai W, Brown T, Sakondhavat C. Levels of HIV Risk Behaviour and AIDS Knowledge in Thai Men Having Sex With Men. AIDS Care. 1993;5(3):261-71. PubMed PMID: 8218461.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Levels of HIV risk behaviour and AIDS knowledge in Thai men having sex with men. AU - Sittitrai,W, AU - Brown,T, AU - Sakondhavat,C, PY - 1993/1/1/pubmed PY - 1993/1/1/medline PY - 1993/1/1/entrez KW - Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome KW - Asia KW - Barrier Methods KW - Behavior KW - Condom KW - Contraception KW - Contraceptive Methods KW - Contraceptive Usage KW - Data Analysis KW - Data Collection KW - Developing Countries KW - Diseases KW - Epidemics KW - Family Planning KW - Hiv Infections KW - Homosexuals--men KW - Interviews KW - Knowledge KW - Multiple Partners KW - Prostitutes--men KW - Prostitutes--women KW - Research Methodology KW - Research Report KW - Sampling Studies KW - Sex Behavior--men KW - Sexual Partners KW - Southeastern Asia KW - Studies KW - Surveys KW - Thailand KW - Viral Diseases SP - 261 EP - 71 JF - AIDS care JO - AIDS Care VL - 5 IS - 3 N2 - Although many of the earliest cases of AIDS and HIV infection in Thailand were men who had sex with other men (MHSWM), transmission by heterosexual intercourse and needle sharing rapidly became dominant. This resulted in comparatively little attention being given to studies of risk behaviour and seroprevalence in groups of MHSWM with a consequent lack of information about these populations relevant to designing effective interventions. In the Partner Relations Survey, 3.3% of male Thais described their orientation as bisexual or homosexual, most probably an underestimate of the occurrence of same sex behaviour in Thai males. This paper briefly reviews the situation and presents results from a survey in the northeast of Thailand among men who have sex with men. Substantial levels of risk behaviour were found in MHSWM in the Northeast, with high rates of partner exchange and low levels of consistent condom use in insertive and receptive anal intercourse. Significant defects in AIDS knowledge existed implying a strong need for enhanced and expanded interventions in this community. Factors relevant to the design of interventions are highlighted and recommendations for further studies of MHSWM in Thailand are presented. SN - 0954-0121 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/8218461/Levels_of_HIV_risk_behaviour_and_AIDS_knowledge_in_Thai_men_having_sex_with_men_ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -