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Article: Relationship type, condom use and HIV/AIDS risks among men who have sex with men in six Chinese cities

TitleRelationship type, condom use and HIV/AIDS risks among men who have sex with men in six Chinese cities
Authors
Issue Date2012
PublisherRoutledge. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/09540121.html
Citation
AIDS Care: psychological and socio-medical aspects of AIDS-HIV, 2012, v. 24 n. 4, p. 517-528 How to Cite?
AbstractThis study is the first to examine the role of partner type in sexual practices of men who have sex with men (MSM) in China. Using cross-sectional self-administered questionnaires (N=692) with MSM in six Chinese cities (Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Xi'an, Dalian and Beijing) in 2008, this paper examines MSM's sexual practices, particularly condom use with different male and female partner types. We categorise sexual partner relationships into five types: partner/spouse, boyfriend/girlfriend, acquaintance, stranger and sex worker and hypothesise that the greater the affective distance between the partners, the greater the likelihood of engaging with intimate act and the lesser likelihood condom use. Results show that respondents had more MSM than heterosexual experiences. Relationships tended to be short-term, multiple (more than two) and concurrent (simultaneously two or more) principally with other men and to a lesser degree with women. Findings reveal that affective distance varied with partner types. Respondents performed more intimate acts (e.g., kissing, caressing) with intimate or stable partners (partner/spouse, boyfriend/girlfriend) than casual or unknown partners (acquaintance, stranger, sex worker). Condom use decreased when the affective distance with a partner increased. We conclude that partner type is a key factor of HIV infection among MSM in China; short-term, multiple and concurrent relationships are clear risk factors. Future research should focus on the subjective varied meanings of relationships, the idea of trust and the dynamics with different relationships to understand HIV infection of MSM in China.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/139689
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2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.155
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dc.contributor.authorKong, TSKen_HK
dc.contributor.authorJoe Laidler, Ken_HK
dc.contributor.authorPang, Hen_HK
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dc.date.available2011-09-23T05:54:17Z-
dc.date.issued2012en_HK
dc.identifier.citationAIDS Care: psychological and socio-medical aspects of AIDS-HIV, 2012, v. 24 n. 4, p. 517-528en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0954-0121en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/139689-
dc.description.abstractThis study is the first to examine the role of partner type in sexual practices of men who have sex with men (MSM) in China. Using cross-sectional self-administered questionnaires (N=692) with MSM in six Chinese cities (Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Xi'an, Dalian and Beijing) in 2008, this paper examines MSM's sexual practices, particularly condom use with different male and female partner types. We categorise sexual partner relationships into five types: partner/spouse, boyfriend/girlfriend, acquaintance, stranger and sex worker and hypothesise that the greater the affective distance between the partners, the greater the likelihood of engaging with intimate act and the lesser likelihood condom use. Results show that respondents had more MSM than heterosexual experiences. Relationships tended to be short-term, multiple (more than two) and concurrent (simultaneously two or more) principally with other men and to a lesser degree with women. Findings reveal that affective distance varied with partner types. Respondents performed more intimate acts (e.g., kissing, caressing) with intimate or stable partners (partner/spouse, boyfriend/girlfriend) than casual or unknown partners (acquaintance, stranger, sex worker). Condom use decreased when the affective distance with a partner increased. We conclude that partner type is a key factor of HIV infection among MSM in China; short-term, multiple and concurrent relationships are clear risk factors. Future research should focus on the subjective varied meanings of relationships, the idea of trust and the dynamics with different relationships to understand HIV infection of MSM in China.en_HK
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherRoutledge. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/09540121.htmlen_HK
dc.relation.ispartofAIDS Care: psychological and socio-medical aspects of AIDS-HIVen_HK
dc.subject.meshAcquired immune deficiency syndrome-
dc.subject.meshChina-
dc.subject.meshCondom-
dc.subject.meshHeterosexuality-
dc.subject.meshHuman immunodeficiency virus infection-
dc.titleRelationship type, condom use and HIV/AIDS risks among men who have sex with men in six Chinese citiesen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.emailKong, TSK: travisk@hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailJoe Laidler, K: kjoe@hku.hken_HK
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