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Article: HIV behavioural risks and the role of work environment among Chinese male sex workers in Hong Kong

TitleHIV behavioural risks and the role of work environment among Chinese male sex workers in Hong Kong
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. 3, p. 340-347 How to Cite?
AbstractMale sex workers are a highly marginalised group in Hong Kong and it is increasingly so with an influx of them travelling from mainland China to work as 'freelance' sex workers. This study aimed to measure important work environment variables that might affect the likelihood of condom use among male sex workers working in Hong Kong. A cross-sectional survey of 161 participants recruited by snowball and convenience sampling methods through outreach workers of a local non-governmental organization was conducted in 2007-2008. Only 27.4%, 54.7% and 42.6% reported consistent condom use when engaging in oral, anal and vaginal sex, respectively. Logistic regression shows unsafe sex was nearly four times (OR=3.41; 95%CI 1.51-7.69) as common in institutionalised male sex workers as among their independent counterparts. Lack of condoms provided at workplaces was a major barrier in this socio-legal context and was strongly associated with condom non-use amongst institutionalised sex workers (OR= 10.86; 95%CI 2.94-40.17). The present study finds that when compared with independent Male sex workers (MSWs), institutionalised MSWs were older, less educated, earned a higher income but more likely to engage in unsafe sex with their clients and their partners. Public health physicians must work with law-enforcing authorities to provide clear guidelines to remove these HIV prevention barriers.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/168684
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dc.contributor.authorWong, WCWen_US
dc.contributor.authorLeung, PWSen_US
dc.contributor.authorLi, CWen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-10-08T03:29:01Z-
dc.date.available2012-10-08T03:29:01Z-
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.identifier.citationAIDS Care: psychological and socio-medical aspects of AIDS-HIV, 2012, v. 24 n. 3, p. 340-347en_US
dc.identifier.issn0954-0121en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/168684-
dc.description.abstractMale sex workers are a highly marginalised group in Hong Kong and it is increasingly so with an influx of them travelling from mainland China to work as 'freelance' sex workers. This study aimed to measure important work environment variables that might affect the likelihood of condom use among male sex workers working in Hong Kong. A cross-sectional survey of 161 participants recruited by snowball and convenience sampling methods through outreach workers of a local non-governmental organization was conducted in 2007-2008. Only 27.4%, 54.7% and 42.6% reported consistent condom use when engaging in oral, anal and vaginal sex, respectively. Logistic regression shows unsafe sex was nearly four times (OR=3.41; 95%CI 1.51-7.69) as common in institutionalised male sex workers as among their independent counterparts. Lack of condoms provided at workplaces was a major barrier in this socio-legal context and was strongly associated with condom non-use amongst institutionalised sex workers (OR= 10.86; 95%CI 2.94-40.17). The present study finds that when compared with independent Male sex workers (MSWs), institutionalised MSWs were older, less educated, earned a higher income but more likely to engage in unsafe sex with their clients and their partners. Public health physicians must work with law-enforcing authorities to provide clear guidelines to remove these HIV prevention barriers.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherRoutledge. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/09540121.html-
dc.relation.ispartofAIDS Care: psychological and socio-medical aspects of AIDS-HIVen_US
dc.subject.meshCondoms - utilizationen_US
dc.subject.meshHIV Infections - prevention and control - transmissionen_US
dc.subject.meshProstitution - statistics and numerical dataen_US
dc.subject.meshRisk-Takingen_US
dc.subject.meshSex Workers - psychologyen_US
dc.titleHIV behavioural risks and the role of work environment among Chinese male sex workers in Hong Kongen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.emailWong, WCW: wongwcw@hku.hken_US
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dc.identifier.doi10.1080/09540121.2011.608785en_US
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dc.identifier.epage347en_US
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