High Prevalence of Sexually Transmitted Diseases Among Men Who Have Sex With Men in Jiangsu Province, China

  title={High Prevalence of Sexually Transmitted Diseases Among Men Who Have Sex With Men in Jiangsu Province, China},
  author={Juan Jiang and Ningxiao Cao and Jin-ping Zhang and Qiang Xia and Xiangdong Gong and Huazhong Xue and Haitao Yang and Guocheng Zhang and Chang-geng Shao},
  journal={Sexually Transmitted Diseases},
Objective: The objective of this study was to investigate the prevalence of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), including HIV infection, and sexual risk behaviors among men who have sex with men (MSM) in Jiangsu Province, China. Design: The authors conducted a cross-sectional study. Methods: From February to July 2003, men who attended 10 participating gay bars in five cities in Jiangsu Province were asked to complete a self-administered questionnaire, including measures of alcohol use and… 

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