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OBJECTIVES To investigate risk factors related to HIV infection and the prevalence of selected infections, especially sexually transmitted infections (STI) among men who have sex with men (MSM). DESIGN A cross-sectional study including questionnaire and blood sample collection. METHODS Between January 2005 and December 2006, 753 MSM were recruited(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)
OBJECTIVES To characterize the HIV subtypes prevalent among men who have sex with men (MSM) in Beijing and to perform baseline genotypic analysis of anti-HIV drug resistance in this population. DESIGN In 2005, half of new HIV-1 infections occurred through unprotected sex in China. MSM have become the second most vulnerable group to HIV infection.(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to investigate the prevalence and risk factors of syphilis infection among female sex workers in a southwestern Chinese city along a drug trafficking route. METHODS From December 2004 to January 2005, 343 female sex workers (FSWs) were recruited through community outreach and peer referring. Confidential(More)
Co-infection of tuberculosis and parasitic diseases in humans is an important public problem in co-endemic areas in developing countries. However, there is a paucity of studies on co-infection and even fewer reviews. This review examines 44 appropriate papers by PRISMA from 289 papers searched in PubMed via the NCBI Entrez system (no grey literature) up to(More)
To examine the correlates for syphilis and the prevalence for HIV, hepatitis B, hepatitis C among men-who-have-sex-with-men (MSM) in Beijing, China. A total of 541 MSM was recruited using peer-referral, community outreach, and Internet. Questionnaire-based interviews provided information including, demographics, sexual and other risk behaviors. HIV(More)
BACKGROUND Men who have sex with men (MSM) have become one of the most risky populations for HIV infection in China. Though several cross-sectional sero-prevalence studies have been conducted, the annual HIV incidence remains unknown in this population. METHODS We applied IgG-capture BED-enzyme immunoassay (BED-CEIA) to define the recent HIV-1 infections(More)
BACKGROUND Although seasonal variation in tuberculosis (TB) incidence has been described in many countries, it remains unknown in China. METHODS A time series decomposition analysis (X-12-ARIMA) was performed to examine the seasonal variation in active TB cases nationwide from 2005 through 2012 in China. Seasonal amplitude was calculated for the(More)
China has more and more floating population because of reform and opening-up. As one of the high burden countries in tuberculosis (TB) control in the world, China has to face more challenges about the TB case detection and treatment among floating population in China. Aim to evaluate the effect of case detection and treatment of the Floating Population TB(More)
To estimate the prevalence of HIV and syphilis and to assess the predictors of unprotected anal intercourse (UAI) among men who have sex with men (MSM) in Beijing, a community-based survey recruited MSM in 2005 through internet advertisement, community outreach, and peer referral. Demographic, sexual, and HIV risk behavioral information were collected.(More)