Category Archives: China

  1. MSM Population in Bejing Express Interest in PrEP

    via AIDSmap.com, by Micheal Carter Few gay and other men who have sex with men (MSM) in Beijing have heard of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), investigators report in PLoS One. Despite this, over two-thirds of men said that they would be willing to take or consider PrEP. “To our knowledge this is the first study to assess awareness Read More >>

    Asia, China, Gay, HIV/AIDS. pre-exposure prophylaxis, MSM, pre-exposure prophylaxis, PrEP
  2. Researchers Investigate Acceptability for PrEP in Chinese MSM

    via PLoS ONE, by Feng Zhou Introduction In pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), antiretroviral (ARV) drugs are given to HIV-negative people to decrease their chance of becoming infected. Several studies conducted among men who have sex with men (MSM) have shown that PrEP awareness was very low, and few participants reported having the experience of PrEP use, even in Read More >>

    acceptability, Asia, China, Gay, gay men, HIV, MSM, PEP, pre-exposure prophylaxis, PrEP
  3. Reasons behind high risk behaviors in Chinese MSM

    via BMC Public Health, by Guanzhi Chen, Yang Li, Beichuan Zhang, Zengzhao Yu, Xiufang Li, Lixin Wang, Ziming Yu Background Men who have sex with men (MSM) have become a high-risk group of HIV infection in China. To date, little is known regarding the behavioral, social and psychological characteristics in Chinese MSM, which makes the implementation of Read More >>

    Asia, childhood sexual abuse, China, condoms, Gay, gay men, MSM, risk, safer sex
  4. HIV Among MSM in China

    via China Daily, by Xu Lin **IRMA’s Rectal Hygiene Survey is now available in Chinese (as well as English, Thai, Russian, Spanish, French and Portuguese). Click here to take the brief, anonymous survey. Beijinger Zhang Lei was surprised to see posters in her neighborhood that showed two shirtless men each holding a condom. She snapped three photos of the Read More >>

    anal sex, China, gay men, MSM, rectal microbicide
  5. Phylodynamics of HIV-1 Subtype B among the MSM Population in Hong Kong

    via pubmed.gov, by Jonathan Hon-Kwan Chen, Ka-Hing Wong, Kenny Chi-Wai Chan, Sabrina Wai-Chi To, Zhiwei Chen, and Wing-Cheong Yam Abstract The men-having-sex-with-men (MSM) population has become one of the major risk groups for HIV-1 infection in the Asia Pacific countries. Hong Kong is located in the centre of Asia and the transmission history of HIV-1 subtype B Read More >>

    Asia, China, HIV strain, HIV transmission, MSM
  6. SWAZILAND: HIV prevalence among factory workers “50 percent”

    Via PlusNews. A new government study has found that more than half of workers in Swaziland’s garment industry are living with HIV, and officials are realizing that the once-hailed promise of manufacturing employment has become a financial and medical nightmare for tens of thousands of Swazi women. “HIV prevalence among factory workers is 50.3 percent,” said Nhlanhla Read More >>

    Africa, China, HIV/AIDS, HIV/AIDS policy, human rights, prevalence, Swaziland, Taiwan
  7. Namibia: HIV Keeps Locals Out of Foreign Universities

    Via allAfrica.com, by Jana-Mari Smith Banning HIV-positive Namibians from obtaining overseas scholarships is discriminatory, unconstitutional and a human rights violation. These, and other concerns, were raised by the AIDS Law Unit at the Legal Assistance Centre (LAC) in a press statement yesterday. The statement referred to recent newspaper advertisements by the Ministry of Education offering international scholarships, Read More >>

    Africa, China, Cuba, discrimination, education, HIV/AIDS, human rights, Namibia
  8. CHINA: CAIDS deaths hit ‘peak’ as 7,700 die

    Via China.org.cn AIDS deaths are believed to be peaking on the Chinese mainland as many from the large number of people infected with HIV in the 1990s because of unsanitary blood-selling schemes develop full-blown AIDS, a senior health official said on Tuesday. By the end of last year, the total reported number of AIDS deaths had reached Read More >>

    antiretroviral therapy, ARVs, China, deaths, Gay, HIV/AIDS, MSM
  9. Anal HPV Infection in HIV-Positive Men Who Have Sex with Men from China

    via PLoS One, by Lei Gao, Feng Zhou, Xiangwei Li, Yu Yang, Yuhua Ruan, and Qi Jin Background Anal HPV infection, which contributes to the development of anal warts and anal cancer, is well known to be common among men who have sex with men (MSM), especially among those HIV positives. However, HIV and anal HPV co-infection Read More >>

    anal health, China, HPV, MSM
  10. Anal HPV Infection in HIV-Positive Men Who Have Sex with Men from China

    via PLoS One Lei Gao, et. al Background Anal HPV infection, which contributes to the development of anal warts and anal cancer, is well known to be common among men who have sex with men (MSM), especially among those HIV positives. However, HIV and anal HPV co-infection among MSM has not been addressed in China. Methods A Read More >>

    anal health, China, Gardasil, gay men, HPV, MSM, vaccine