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Findings in AIDS Behavior Reported from Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health


2013 MAR 11 (NewsRx) -- By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at AIDS Weekly -- Investigators publish new report on AIDS Behavior. According to news reporting originating from Baltimore, Maryland, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "Alcohol use in commercial sex is highly prevalent globally and alcohol use in conjunction with sexual activity might increase the probability of risky behaviors. In the current study, we explored individual and contextual factors associated with drinking alcohol before visiting female sex workers (FSWs) among 560 male clients in Sichuan province, China."

Our news editors obtained a quote from the research from the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, "A cross-sectional survey was conducted in Sichuan province, China. Over one-fifth (21.1 %) of the participants reported always using alcohol before having sex with FSWs. As compared to those who reported not always drinking alcohol before having sex with FSWs, male clients who reported always drinking alcohol before having sex with FSWs had higher income, were more likely to have main sex partners, to drink alcohol daily, to report minor depressive symptoms and were more likely to visit FSWs with friends rather than by themselves. Results from this study highlight the importance of addressing alcohol use among men who pay for sex in China."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "Future interventions should promote alcohol-related norms in reducing the harms associated with consuming alcohol."

For more information on this research see: Factors Associated with Drinking Alcohol Before Visiting Female Sex Workers Among Men in Sichuan Province, China. AIDS and Behavior, 2013;17(2):568-573. AIDS and Behavior can be contacted at: Springer, Plenum Publishers, 233 Spring St, New York, NY 10013, USA. (Springer -; AIDS and Behavior -

The news editors report that additional information may be obtained by contacting C. Yang, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg Sch Public Hlth, Dept. of Epidemiol, Baltimore, MD 21205, United States (see also AIDS Behavior).

Keywords for this news article include: Asia, China, Maryland, Baltimore, United States, AIDS Behavior, North and Central America

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