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Prevalence of syphilis and HIV infections among men who have sex with men from different settings in Shenzhen, China: implications for HIV/STD surveillance
  1. Fu-Chang Hong
  1. Shenzhen Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Control, China
    1. Hua Zhou
    1. Baoan District Hospital of Maternal and Child Health, China
      1. Yu-Mao Cai (caiyumao{at}hotmail.com)
      1. Shenzhen Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Control, China
        1. Peng Pan
        1. Shenzhen Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Control, China
          1. Tie-Jian Feng
          1. Shenzhen Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Control, China
            1. Xiao-Li Liu
            1. Shenzhen Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Control, China
              1. Xiang-Sheng Chen (chenxs{at}vip.163.com)
              1. National Center for STD Control, China

                Abstract

                HIV/STD surveillance system data is important for developing prevention and control programs for men who have sex with men (MSM), now a core group in Chinese HIV/STI surveillance activities. MSM were recruited from different settings in Shenzhen were tested for HIV and syphilis. A substantial prevalence of HIV and syphilis infections was found among this population. However, risk behaviors and socio-demographic characteristics varied greatly among MSM recruited from the different settings (gay sauna, gay bar and MSM clinic), suggesting that carefully considering and selecting appropriate settings to represent MSM population is critical for developing HIV and STD surveillance and prevention programs.

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