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Article: Travel, sexual behaviour, and the risk of contracting sexually transmitted diseases

TitleTravel, sexual behaviour, and the risk of contracting sexually transmitted diseases
Authors
KeywordsHIV infections - prevention & control
Knowledge, attitudes, practice
Risk-taking
Sexually transmitted diseases/psychology
Travel
Issue Date1998
PublisherHong Kong Medical Association. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.hkmj.org
Citation
Hong Kong Medical Journal, 1998, v. 4 n. 2, p. 137-144 How to Cite?
AbstractThis study investigates sexual behaviour and the risk of contracting sexually transmitted diseases among travellers departing from Hong Kong, with an aim supporting the design of local intervention in continuing health promotion. Travellers were interviewed by five trained multilingual interviewers in the departure lounge at Kai Tak International Airport, Hong Kong, between May and June 1996, by using a structured, pretested questionnaire. Forty-four percent (168/383) of the respondents who travelled at least once within the previous year had had sex with strangers during their travel and 37% (139/376) of the respondents reportedly do not use condoms during sexual intercourse. Middle-aged and married travellers were more likely to be in the high-risk group. These findings reflect the urgent need to target travellers in any strategy that is designed to prevent the spread of sexually transmitted diseases in Hong Kong and Asia Pacific region.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/53546
ISSN
2015 Impact Factor: 0.887
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.279

 

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dc.contributor.authorAbdullah, ASMen_HK
dc.contributor.authorFielding, Ren_HK
dc.contributor.authorHedley, AJen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2009-04-03T07:22:50Z-
dc.date.available2009-04-03T07:22:50Z-
dc.date.issued1998en_HK
dc.identifier.citationHong Kong Medical Journal, 1998, v. 4 n. 2, p. 137-144en_HK
dc.identifier.issn1024-2708en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/53546-
dc.description.abstractThis study investigates sexual behaviour and the risk of contracting sexually transmitted diseases among travellers departing from Hong Kong, with an aim supporting the design of local intervention in continuing health promotion. Travellers were interviewed by five trained multilingual interviewers in the departure lounge at Kai Tak International Airport, Hong Kong, between May and June 1996, by using a structured, pretested questionnaire. Forty-four percent (168/383) of the respondents who travelled at least once within the previous year had had sex with strangers during their travel and 37% (139/376) of the respondents reportedly do not use condoms during sexual intercourse. Middle-aged and married travellers were more likely to be in the high-risk group. These findings reflect the urgent need to target travellers in any strategy that is designed to prevent the spread of sexually transmitted diseases in Hong Kong and Asia Pacific region.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherHong Kong Medical Association. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.hkmj.orgen_HK
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.rightsHong Kong Medical Journal. Copyright © Hong Kong Medical Association.en_HK
dc.subjectHIV infections - prevention & controlen_HK
dc.subjectKnowledge, attitudes, practiceen_HK
dc.subjectRisk-takingen_HK
dc.subjectSexually transmitted diseases/psychologyen_HK
dc.subjectTravelen_HK
dc.titleTravel, sexual behaviour, and the risk of contracting sexually transmitted diseasesen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.openurlhttp://library.hku.hk:4550/resserv?sid=HKU:IR&issn=1024-2708&volume=4&issue=2&spage=137&epage=144&date=1998&atitle=Travel,+sexual+behaviour,+and+the+risk+of+contracting+sexually+transmitted+diseasesen_HK
dc.identifier.emailAbdullah, ASM: asma@HKUCC.hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailFielding, R: fielding@hkusua.hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailHedley, AJ: hrmrajh@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
dc.description.naturepublished_or_final_versionen_HK
dc.identifier.pmid11832565en_HK
dc.identifier.hkuros33908-

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