AIDS and Behavior

, Volume 13, Issue 4, pp 671–676

Rising HIV Prevalence Among Married and Unmarried Among Men Who Have Sex with Men: Jinan, China

  • Shiman Ruan
  • Hui Yang
  • Yanwen Zhu
  • Meihua Wang
  • Yanhui Ma
  • Jinkou Zhao
  • Willi McFarland
  • H. Fisher Raymond
Original Paper

DOI: 10.1007/s10461-009-9567-5

Cite this article as:
Ruan, S., Yang, H., Zhu, Y. et al. AIDS Behav (2009) 13: 671. doi:10.1007/s10461-009-9567-5

Abstract

We report on two waves of bio-behavioral surveillance of MSM in Jinan, Shandong Province, China. HIV prevalence rose from 0.05% in 2007 to 3.1% in 2008. Differences in the two waves of surveys were noted, particularly with respect to marital status, requiring stratified analysis. In multivariable analysis, unmarried, homosexually identified MSM who do not have female sex partners have a greater than sixfold greater chance of being infected with HIV compared to married, non-homosexually identified MSM who do have female partners. Carefully targeted and population-specific messages will be needed for homosexually identified and non-identified MSM in China.

Keywords

Men who have sex with menChinaAsiaHIVRespondent driven samplingSurveillanceMarriage

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shiman Ruan
    • 1
  • Hui Yang
    • 1
  • Yanwen Zhu
    • 1
  • Meihua Wang
    • 1
  • Yanhui Ma
    • 1
  • Jinkou Zhao
    • 2
  • Willi McFarland
    • 3
  • H. Fisher Raymond
    • 3
  1. 1.Jinan Center for Disease Control and PreventionJinanChina
  2. 2.Jiangsu Provincial Center for Disease Control and PreventionNanjingChina
  3. 3.San Francisco Department of Public HealthSan FranciscoUSA