HIV/STD on the rise among men who have sex with men in China

Published: March 29, 2010

HIV/STD on the rise among men who have sex with men in China

WASHINGTON: HIV/STD disease is on a rise among ‘men who have sex with men’ (MSM) in Africa  and Asia, according to a new study.

Three articles in the April issue of the Journal of Sexually Transmitted Diseases, points at the fact that increasing HIV/STD disease is being reported in MSM with high risk behaviours in Africa and Asia.

In a particular article, Dr Yang and colleagues addressed the associated factors and increasing spread of HIV among MSM in Nanjing, China.

Using respondent-driven sampling methods, he reported an HIV incidence rate of 5.12 cases per 100 person years.

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