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Article: The HIV related risks among men having sex with men in rural Yunnan, China: A qualitative study

TitleThe HIV related risks among men having sex with men in rural Yunnan, China: A qualitative study
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Issue Date2006
PublisherBMJ Publishing Group. The Journal's web site is located at http://sti.bmjjournals.com/
Citation
Sexually Transmitted Infections, 2006, v. 82 n. 2, p. 127-130 How to Cite?
AbstractObjectives: To explore the characteristics and issues specific to HIV related risk behaviours among men who have sex with men (MSM) in rural China. Method: Qualitative study using semistructured in-depth interviews in Dali prefecture, Yunnan. 24 informants recruited through a local MSM network, snowballing and byword of mouth. The main outcome measures were themes identified as increased exposures and risks to HIV. Results: Risk behaviour, social stigma, one child policy and concepts of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) had significant roles in the spread of HIV in rural China. Many MSM lead a life with double identities in China and condom use was found to be variable with attempts to "rationalise" the risky behaviour being its major determining factor. Health seeking behaviours of genitourinary problems were infrequent and illogical, which were further held back by the existing healthcare system and lack of sensitivity expressed by the health professionals. Conclusions: Clear education messages to the general public while raising awareness among health professionals of the health risks and needs in MSM are essential in the prevention of the current HIV epidemic.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/82431
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dc.contributor.authorWong, WCWen_HK
dc.contributor.authorZhang, Jen_HK
dc.contributor.authorWu, SCen_HK
dc.contributor.authorKong, TSKen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLing, DCYen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-06T08:29:14Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-06T08:29:14Z-
dc.date.issued2006en_HK
dc.identifier.citationSexually Transmitted Infections, 2006, v. 82 n. 2, p. 127-130en_HK
dc.identifier.issn1368-4973en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/82431-
dc.description.abstractObjectives: To explore the characteristics and issues specific to HIV related risk behaviours among men who have sex with men (MSM) in rural China. Method: Qualitative study using semistructured in-depth interviews in Dali prefecture, Yunnan. 24 informants recruited through a local MSM network, snowballing and byword of mouth. The main outcome measures were themes identified as increased exposures and risks to HIV. Results: Risk behaviour, social stigma, one child policy and concepts of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) had significant roles in the spread of HIV in rural China. Many MSM lead a life with double identities in China and condom use was found to be variable with attempts to "rationalise" the risky behaviour being its major determining factor. Health seeking behaviours of genitourinary problems were infrequent and illogical, which were further held back by the existing healthcare system and lack of sensitivity expressed by the health professionals. Conclusions: Clear education messages to the general public while raising awareness among health professionals of the health risks and needs in MSM are essential in the prevention of the current HIV epidemic.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherBMJ Publishing Group. The Journal's web site is located at http://sti.bmjjournals.com/en_HK
dc.relation.ispartofSexually Transmitted Infectionsen_HK
dc.rightsSexually Transmitted Infections. Copyright © BMJ Publishing Group.en_HK
dc.subject.meshHIV Infections - epidemiology - psychology-
dc.subject.meshHealth Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice-
dc.subject.meshHomosexuality, Male - statistics and numerical data-
dc.subject.meshPatient Acceptance of Health Care-
dc.subject.meshUnsafe Sex-
dc.titleThe HIV related risks among men having sex with men in rural Yunnan, China: A qualitative studyen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
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dc.identifier.emailWong, WCW: wongwcw@hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailKong, TSK: travisk@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1136/sti.2005.016790en_HK
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