Receiving HIV serostatus disclosure from partners before sex: Results from an online survey of Chinese men who have sex with men
Tang et al.
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Key population: Men who have sex with men
UNAIDS HIV prevalence (2017)
In 2016, an online survey was conducted among men who have sex with men in 8 Chinese cities. Survey collected sociodemographic information, sexual behaviours, HIV testing history, HIV status, post-testing violence and whether HIV serostatus disclosure from different kinds of most recent partners before sex.
Summary of findings
Of the 2015 men who completed the survey, 85.9% were never married, 35.4% had high school or less education. 20.6% (346/1678) of men who had a regular sex partner received disclosure from their most recent regular male partners, while 42.0% (704/1678) provided disclosure to their regular partners. Participants who ever self-tested for HIV were also more likely to receive disclosure from regular male partners (aOR=1.92, 95% CI: 1.50-2.44), compared to never self-tested participants. Participants who never tested for HIV or whose HIV status was unknown were less likely to receive disclosure from their most recent regular partners, with an adjusted OR of 0.43 (95% CI: 0.33-0.56).
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