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Sex tourism among Chinese men who have sex with men: a cross-sectional observational study

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Public Health, March 2018
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Title
Sex tourism among Chinese men who have sex with men: a cross-sectional observational study
Published in
BMC Public Health, March 2018
DOI 10.1186/s12889-018-5214-2
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Authors

Jessica Mao, Weiming Tang, Chuncheng Liu, Ngai Sze Wong, Songyuan Tang, Chongyi Wei, Joseph D. Tucker

Abstract

Sex tourism among men who have sex with men (MSM) may exacerbate transmission of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Sex tourism is defined as purchasing sex with gifts or money outside of one's hometown. Our objective was to characterize the frequency, socio-demographic characteristics, and sexual risk behaviors among Chinese MSM sex tourists. An online, cross-sectional survey for high-risk MSM throughout China was conducted in November 2015 covering sociodemographic characteristics, sexual risk behaviors, and sex tourism. Univariate and multivariable logistic regressions were performed to identify correlates of sex tourism. The mean MSM HIV prevalence of sex tourism journey origins and destinations were compared. Of 1189 MSM who completed the survey, 62 (5%) men identified as sex tourists; among these sex tourists, twenty (32%) traveled primarily to purchase sex and the remainder purchased sex while traveling for another purpose. There was minimal socio-demographic and behavioral difference between the two groups. In multivariable analyses, adjusting for age and income, sex tourism was correlated with high-risk sexual behaviors, higher income (aOR 4.44, 95%CI 1.77-11.18) and living with HIV (aOR 2.79, 95%CI 1.03-7.55). Sex tourism was more often from locations with lower to higher MSM HIV prevalence (mean = 4.47, SD = 2.01 versus mean = 6.86, SD = 5.24). MSM sex tourists were more likely to have risky sexual behaviors and travel to locations with a higher HIV prevalence. MSM sex tourists may be part of core groups that are disproportionately responsible for MSM HIV transmission. Enhanced surveillance and interventions tailored to MSM sex tourists should be considered.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 121 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 22 18%
Other 15 12%
Lecturer 11 9%
Student > Bachelor 9 7%
Student > Ph. D. Student 9 7%
Other 27 22%
Unknown 28 23%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 27 22%
Nursing and Health Professions 17 14%
Neuroscience 7 6%
Social Sciences 7 6%
Unspecified 7 6%
Other 20 17%
Unknown 36 30%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 4. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 26 March 2018.
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#3,552,960
of 12,712,180 outputs
Outputs from BMC Public Health
#3,989
of 8,672 outputs
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#97,719
of 273,134 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Public Health
#1
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