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Article: Hong Kong: an epicenter of increasing risk for HIV transmission? Overview and response

TitleHong Kong: an epicenter of increasing risk for HIV transmission? Overview and response
Authors
Issue Date2000
PublisherUniversity Publishing Group, Inc. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.upgbooks.com/appj/
Citation
Aids & Public Policy Journal, 2000, v. 15 n. 1, p. 4-16 How to Cite?
AbstractHong Kong, a Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) of the Peoples' Republic of China (PRC), has a low prevalence of HIV infection. This has been attributed to an extensive prevention and control program implemented by the Hong Kong government from the very beginning of the epidemic. Since the early 1990s, HIV-related surveys in Hong Kong have delineated the magnitude of the problem and identified particularly relevant cultural features that both increase and limit the risk of the transmission of HIV. Factors that may increase transmission include high rates of regional travel, cross-border mobility, and growing commercial sex industries nearby; the latter two are particularly important. Protective factors may include a later age for first sexual experience than in Western countries. More epidemiological research, and particularly intervention research, is needed in the HKSAR to identify new means to maintain the current low HIV/AIDS prevalence and to further strengthen prevention and control programs. Collaboration between government bodies, non-government organizations, and researchers is needed to assure that the best programs and policies are identified and implemented.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/151548
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2003 Impact Factor: 0.0
2008 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.304
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dc.contributor.authorFielding, Ren_US
dc.contributor.authorHedley, AJen_US
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dc.date.issued2000en_US
dc.identifier.citationAids & Public Policy Journal, 2000, v. 15 n. 1, p. 4-16en_US
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dc.description.abstractHong Kong, a Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) of the Peoples' Republic of China (PRC), has a low prevalence of HIV infection. This has been attributed to an extensive prevention and control program implemented by the Hong Kong government from the very beginning of the epidemic. Since the early 1990s, HIV-related surveys in Hong Kong have delineated the magnitude of the problem and identified particularly relevant cultural features that both increase and limit the risk of the transmission of HIV. Factors that may increase transmission include high rates of regional travel, cross-border mobility, and growing commercial sex industries nearby; the latter two are particularly important. Protective factors may include a later age for first sexual experience than in Western countries. More epidemiological research, and particularly intervention research, is needed in the HKSAR to identify new means to maintain the current low HIV/AIDS prevalence and to further strengthen prevention and control programs. Collaboration between government bodies, non-government organizations, and researchers is needed to assure that the best programs and policies are identified and implemented.en_US
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dc.subject.meshBlood Transfusion - Adverse Effectsen_US
dc.subject.meshCondomsen_US
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_US
dc.subject.meshHIV Infections - Epidemiology - Prevention & Control - Transmissionen_US
dc.subject.meshHealth Knowledge, Attitudes, Practiceen_US
dc.subject.meshHong Kong - Epidemiologyen_US
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dc.subject.meshInfectious Disease Transmission, Verticalen_US
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dc.subject.meshPopulation Surveillanceen_US
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dc.subject.meshPregnancy Complications, Infectiousen_US
dc.subject.meshPrevalenceen_US
dc.subject.meshProstitutionen_US
dc.subject.meshRisk Factorsen_US
dc.subject.meshSexual Behavioren_US
dc.subject.meshTravelen_US
dc.titleHong Kong: an epicenter of increasing risk for HIV transmission? Overview and responseen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
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