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Researchers from Center for Disease Control and Prevention Detail New Studies and Findings in the Area of AIDS Behavior
Staff Writer
December 2, 2013


2013 DEC 2 (NewsRx) -- By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at AIDS Weekly -- Fresh data on Immune System Diseases and Conditions are presented in a new report. According to news reporting originating from Atlanta, Georgia, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "We present a comparison of respondent-driven sampling (RDS) and time-location sampling (TLS) for behavioral surveillance studies among men who have sex with men (MSM). In 2010, we conducted two simultaneous studies using TLS (N = 609) and RDS (N = 507) in Guatemala city."

Our news editors obtained a quote from the research from Center for Disease Control and Prevention, "Differences in characteristics of the population reached based on weighted estimates as well as the time and cost of recruitment are presented. RDS MSM were marginally more likely to self-report as heterosexual, less likely to disclose sexual orientation to family members and more likely to report sex with women than TLS MSM. Although RDS MSM were less likely than TLS MSM to report a parts per thousand yen2 non-commercial male partners, they were more likely to report selling sex in the past 12 months. The cost per participant was $89 and $121 for RDS and TLS, respectively."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "Our results suggest that RDS reached a more hidden sub-population of non-gay-identifying MSM than TLS and had a lower implementation cost."

For more information on this research see: Reaching Men Who Have Sex with Men: A Comparison of Respondent-Driven Sampling and Time-Location Sampling in Guatemala City. AIDS and Behavior, 2013;17(9):3081-3090. AIDS and Behavior can be contacted at: Springer, Plenum Publishers, 233 Spring St, New York, NY 10013, USA. (Springer - www.springer.com; AIDS and Behavior - www.springerlink.com/content/1090-7165/)

The news editors report that additional information may be obtained by contacting G. Paz-Bailey, Center Dis Control & Prevent, Div Global HIV AIDS, Center Global Hlth, Atlanta, GA 30333, United States. Additional authors for this research include W. Miller, R.W. Shiraishi, J.O. Jacobson, T.O. Abimbola and S.Y. Chen (see also Immune System Diseases and Conditions).

Keywords for this news article include: Atlanta, Georgia, United States, North and Central America, Immune System Diseases and Conditions

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