Archives of Sexual Behavior

, Volume 38, Issue 5, pp 814–820

Visiting Entertainment Venues and Sexual Health in China

  • Li Li
  • Zunyou Wu
  • Mary Jane Rotheram-Borus
  • Jihui Guan
  • Yueping Yin
  • Roger Detels
  • Sheng Wu
  • Sung-Jae Lee
  • Haijun Cao
  • Chunqing Lin
  • Keming Rou
  • Zhendong Liu
  • The NIMH Collaborative HIV/STD Prevention Trial Group
Original Paper

DOI: 10.1007/s10508-008-9311-7

Cite this article as:
Li, L., Wu, Z., Rotheram-Borus, M.J. et al. Arch Sex Behav (2009) 38: 814. doi:10.1007/s10508-008-9311-7

Abstract

Entertainment venues in China are associated with risky sexual behavior. Most previous studies related to entertainment venues in China have focused on sex workers and commercial sex, but this study addressed sexual health in a sample of the general urban population. A randomly selected sample of market vendors (n = 4,510) from an eastern city was recruited and assessed to examine relationships between entertainment venue visits and sexual risk. Both behavioral (self-reports of unprotected sex) and biomedical (STD test results) measures were used. About 18% of the sample (26.8% of men and 9% of women) reported visiting entertainment venues in the past 30 days. Those who visited entertainment venues were more likely to be male, younger, single, with higher education, and to have more discretionary income. For both men and women, visiting entertainment venues was a significant predictor for unprotected sex and STD infection. Gender differences were observed in predicting unprotected sex and STD infections. Entertainment venues could be potential sites for place-based intervention programs and outreach for the general population.

Keywords

ChinaBehavioral interventionHIVSTDEntertainment venues

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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • Li Li
    • 1
    • 2
  • Zunyou Wu
    • 3
  • Mary Jane Rotheram-Borus
    • 1
  • Jihui Guan
    • 4
  • Yueping Yin
    • 6
  • Roger Detels
    • 5
  • Sheng Wu
    • 1
  • Sung-Jae Lee
    • 1
  • Haijun Cao
    • 5
  • Chunqing Lin
    • 5
  • Keming Rou
    • 3
  • Zhendong Liu
    • 3
  • The NIMH Collaborative HIV/STD Prevention Trial Group
    • 7
  1. 1.Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, Center for Community HealthUniversity of California at Los AngelesLos AngelesUSA
  2. 2.UCLA Semel Institute, Center for Community HealthLos AngelesUSA
  3. 3.National Center for AIDS/STD Control and Prevention, Chinese Centers for Disease Control and PreventionBeijingChina
  4. 4.Fujian Center for Disease Control and PreventionFuzhouChina
  5. 5.School of Public Health, University of California at Los AngelesLos AngelesUSA
  6. 6.National STD Reference LaboratoryNanjingChina
  7. 7.RockvilleUSA