AIDS and Behavior

, Volume 15, Issue 3, pp 635–642

A Comparison of HIV Infection and Related Risks Among Male Sex Workers in Different Venues in Shenzhen, China

Authors

  • Jin Zhao
    • Shenzhen Center for Disease Control and Prevention
    • School of Public Health and Primary CareThe Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Wen-De Cai
    • Shenzhen Center for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Lin Chen
    • Shenzhen Center for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Jin-Kou Zhao
    • Jiangsu Provincial Center for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Yong-Xia Gan
    • Shenzhen Center for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Yun-Yun Zi
    • Shenzhen Center for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Zheng-Rong Yang
    • Shenzhen Center for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Katherine A. Mason
    • Department of AnthropologyHarvard University
  • Jin-Quan Cheng
    • Shenzhen Center for Disease Control and Prevention
    • School of Public Health and Primary CareThe Chinese University of Hong Kong
    • School of Public Health and Primary CareThe Chinese University of Hong Kong
Original paper

DOI: 10.1007/s10461-010-9786-9

Cite this article as:
Zhao, J., Cai, W., Chen, L. et al. AIDS Behav (2011) 15: 635. doi:10.1007/s10461-010-9786-9

Abstract

Different risks of HIV infection have been reported among different types of male sex workers (MSW). In order to compare the prevalence of HIV infection and related risk behaviors of MSW in different venues in Shenzhen, China, a time-location sampling survey was conducted in 2008. 5.1% of the 394 MSWs were tested positive for HIV, with 6.9% in those working in parks (PMSW), 11.3% in small family clubs (FMSW) and 1.7% in entertainment venues. PMSWs and FMSWs reported a higher proportion of self-identified homosexual/gay. Moreover, FMSWs reported a lower coverage of HIV-related education and services and were more likely to self-report coming from provinces with higher HIV prevalence. The results indicated that MSWs in small venues and parks were comparatively at higher risk of being infected and suggested that current HIV preventive intervention needs to be expanded to the small venues in Shenzhen.

Keywords

Male sex workersHIV infectionSyphilisVenueTime-location samplingChina

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