Han-Zhu Qian

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Illicit drug abuse and HIV/AIDS have increased rapidly in the past 10 to 20 years in China. This paper reviews drug abuse in China, the HIV/AIDS epidemic and its association with injection drug use (IDU), and Chinese policies on illicit drug abuse and prevention of HIV/AIDS based on published literature and unpublished official data. As a major drug(More)
BACKGROUND In light of China's unique ethnic and sociocultural context, and a marked rise in HIV prevalence among MSM, it is important to determine prevalence, genotypes and predictors of anal human papillomavirus (HPV) among HIV-infected and uninfected men who have sex with men (MSM) in Beijing, China. METHODS In 2010-2011, we recruited MSM (age range(More)
Little is known about the effects of non-injection drug use (NIDU) on HIV antiretroviral treatment outcomes. We conducted a systematic literature search and identified nine publications from prospective cohort studies investigating the relationship between NIDU and clinical HIV disease progression. Hazard ratios from studies estimating the effect of drug(More)
BACKGROUND HIV testing is the gateway for prevention and care. We explored factors associated with HIV testing among Chinese men who have sex with men (MSM). METHODS In Chongqing City, we recruited 492 MSM in 2010 using respondent-driven sampling in a cross-sectional study. Computer-assisted self-interviews were conducted to collect information on history(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the incidence rates of HIV, hepatitis C virus (HCV), and hepatitis B virus (HBV) among injection drug users (IDU) in a drug trafficking city in southwest China. DESIGN A prospective cohort study. METHODS A cohort of 333 HIV-seronegative IDU was followed for 36 months from November 2002 and evaluated every 6 months for(More)
The association of contraceptive methods, including oral contraceptives (OC), intrauterine devices (IUD) and tubal sterilization (TS), with overall and site-specific cancer were prospectively investigated in a cohort of 66,661 Chinese women in Shanghai, 76.7% of whom used contraception. During a median follow-up time of 7.5 years, 2,250 women were diagnosed(More)
BACKGROUND The coverage of HIV testing among Chinese men who have sex with men (MSM) remains low after the scale-up of free HIV testing at government-sponsored testing sites. We evaluated the feasibility of home-based HIV self-testing and the willingness to be HIV tested at community-based organizations (CBO). METHODS We recruited MSM via on-line(More)
Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), as demonstrated in recently published clinical trials, is one promising approach for controlling the emerging epidemic among men who have sex with men (MSM). We evaluated the attitudes towards use of PrEP among MSM in western China. A total of 1402 participants completed a self-administered questionnaire. Overall, 22% of the(More)
This study examined the impact of methadone on drug-using and risky sexual behaviors among 557 heroin injection drug users in one of the first methadone programs in China. Structured questionnaires were administered to collect data on methadone utilization, drug use, and risky sexual behaviors. Blood samples were tested for blood-borne infections.(More)
BACKGROUND Little is known about risk of HIV and other STDs among men who have sex with men (MSM) in China. OBJECTIVE To survey the prevalence and risk factors of HIV and syphilis and evaluate correlation of two infections among MSM in the Chinese capital city. METHODS A community-based sample of 526 MSM was recruited in 2005 through Internet(More)