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AIDS and Behavior

, Volume 16, Issue 7, pp 1717–1728 | Cite as

HIV Testing Among Men Who Have Sex with Men in China: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

  • Huachun ZouEmail author
  • Nan Hu
  • Qianqian Xin
  • Jack Beck
Original Paper

Abstract

HIV testing among men who have sex with men (MSM) in China has not been well studied. We systematically reviewed studies addressing HIV testing among MSM in China and conducted a meta-analysis on testing indicators before and after the adoption of China’s National Plan for HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control among MSM in 2007. Rate of lifetime HIV testing (24 % [period 1—before adoption] vs. 47 % [period 2—after adoption]) and testing in the past 12 months (21 vs. 38 %) were both significantly higher in period 2. Rate of lifetime pre-test counseling showed a significant increase from period 1 to period 2 (72 vs. 90 %), while the figure for the past 12 months pre-test counseling did not change (51 vs. 50 %). More efforts are needed to promote frequent HIV testing among MSM.

Keywords

Men who have sex with men (MSM) HIV Testing Counseling China 

Resumen

Pruebas de VIH en HSH en China no han sido bien estudiadas. Sistemáticamente hemos revisado estudios dirigidos a pruebas de VIH en HSH en China y hemos conducido un meta-análisis sobre los indicadores antes y después de la adopción del Plan Nacional chino para la Prevención y Control de VIH/SIDA en HSH en 2007. La tasa de pruebas de vida de VIH (24 % [periodo 1 – antes de la adopción] vs. 47 % [periodo 2 – luego de la adopción]) y pruebas en los pasados 12 meses (21 vs. 38 %) son significativamente más altos en el periodo 2. La tasa de consejería de vida antes de la prueba mostró un significativo incremento del periodo 1 al periodo 2 (72 vs. 90 %), mientras que la figura por los pasados 12 meses de consejería previo a la prueba no cambió (51 vs. 50 %). Más esfuerzos son necesarios para promover las pruebas frecuentes de VIH en HSH.

Notes

Conflict of interest

None.

Supplementary material

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Sexual Health Unit, School of Population HealthUniversity of MelbourneCarltonAustralia
  2. 2.National Center for Noncommunicable and Chronic Disease Control and PreventionChinese Center for Disease Control and PreventionBeijingChina
  3. 3.National Center for AIDS/STD Control and PreventionChinese Center for Disease Control and PreventionBeijingChina
  4. 4.Global Forum on MSM & HIV (MSMGF)OaklandUSA

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