2012 JUN 18 (NewsRx) -- By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at AIDS Weekly -- A new study on HIV/AIDS is now available. According to news reporting out of Detroit, Michigan, by NewsRx editors, researchers stated "Data from 307 young migrant men who have sex with men (MSM) in Beijing were analyzed to examine bisexual behavior and the associated sociodemographic and behavioral factors among Chinese young migrant MSM. More than one-fourth (27%) of the MSM were also concurrently engaged in sexual behavior with women (MSMW)."
Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research by the authors from the Wayne State University School of Medicine, "Among MSMW, 8.4% were infected with HIV, and 10.8% with Syphilis, compared to 4.9% and 23.7%, respectively, among men who have sex with men only (MSM-only). Various HIV-related risk behaviors among MSMW were similar to those of MSM-only, such as unprotected anal sex, multiple sexual partners, involvement in commercial sex, and substance use. Compared with MSM-only, MSMW were less likely to have tested for HIV, to participate in HIV prevention activities, and were less knowledgeable about condom use and HIV/AIDS. MSMW also had a higher rate of unprotected sex with female stable sexual partners than with male stable sexual partners (79.5% vs. 59.5%). Results indicated that MSMW were at a very high risk for both HIV infection and transmission."
According to the news editors, the researchers concluded: "Intervention efforts are needed to target this subgroup of MSM and promote AIDS knowledge and HIV/STD testing among MSMW, and to reduce HIV transmission through MSM's bisexual behavior."
For more information on this research see: Bisexual behavior among Chinese young migrant men who have sex with men: implications for HIV prevention and intervention. Aids Care, 2012;24(4):451-8. Aids Care can be contacted at: Taylor & Francis Group Ltd, 2 Park Square, Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxford OX14 4RN United Kingdom (see also HIV/AIDS).
Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting Y. Guo, Carman and Ann Adams Dept. of Pediatrics, Pediatric Prevention Research Center, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI, United States.
Publisher contact information for the journal Aids Care is: Taylor & Francis Group Ltd, 2 Park Square, Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxford OX14 4RN United Kingdom.
Keywords for this news article include: Detroit, Michigan, HIV/AIDS, Syphilis, RNA Viruses, Retroviridae, United States, HIV Infections, Vertebrate Viruses, Primate Lentiviruses, Opportunistic Infections, North and Central America, Viral Sexually Transmitted Diseases.
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