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Unsafe Sex and STI Prevalence Among HIV-Infected Adults in Guangzhou, China: Opportunities to Deamplify Sexual HIV Transmission.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23054038     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This project examined sexual behavior and STI prevalence among HIV-infected individuals in South China. Adult HIV-infected outpatients in Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China completed a self-administered survey about behaviors and antiretroviral treatment. Participants were screened for syphilis, gonorrhea, and chlamydia. Univariate and multivariate relationships with any STI were calculated using logistic regression. 810 HIV-infected individuals participated and 3 refused. 52.5 % (n = 415) of individuals reported having sex in the past 3 months, among whom 26.4 % (n = 111) reported inconsistent condom use. 10.4 % (n = 84) of all individuals had at least one sexually transmitted infection (STI). HIV-infected individuals not on antiretroviral treatment had an increased STI risk (aOR 2.5, 95 % CI: 1.4-4.5, P = 0.002). Unsafe sex was markedly reduced among HIV-infected individuals on treatment, possibly a reflection of integrated ART initiation counseling. Improved STI services among HIVinfected individuals are urgently needed to deamplify sexual HIV transmission.
Xiao B Wang; Joseph D Tucker; Ligang Yang; Heping Zheng; Fujie Zhang; Myron S Cohen; Bin Yang; Weiping Cai
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  AIDS and behavior     Volume:  17     ISSN:  1573-3254     ISO Abbreviation:  AIDS Behav     Publication Date:  2013 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-03-04     Completed Date:  2013-08-22     Revised Date:  2014-03-09    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9712133     Medline TA:  AIDS Behav     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1137-43     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Anti-HIV Agents / therapeutic use
China / epidemiology
Condoms / utilization
HIV Infections / complications*,  drug therapy,  epidemiology*
Middle Aged
Sexually Transmitted Diseases / epidemiology*,  etiology
Unsafe Sex / statistics & numerical data*
Young Adult
Grant Support
1K01TW008200-01A1/TW/FIC NIH HHS; 5P30AI050410-13/AI/NIAID NIH HHS; K01 TW008200/TW/FIC NIH HHS
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-HIV Agents

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