Use of the Internet for sex partnership in men who have sex with men before HIV infection.

Published: July 4, 2011

Abstract

Over half (58.4%) of 77 recently diagnosed Chinese HIV infected men having sex with men (MSM) had networked sex partners through Internet in the year prior to their infections. Internet using MSM were younger (29.6y vs 38.7y; t = -4.77, P < 0.01), better educated, more likely to have a regular sex partner, and have undergone regular HIV testing (Chi square = 5.57, P < 0.05). These characteristics could be used for planning public health interventions.

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