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14.11.2017 | Original Paper | Ausgabe 7/2018

AIDS and Behavior 7/2018

Young Men Who Have Sex with Men at High Risk for HIV, Bangkok MSM Cohort Study, Thailand 2006–2014

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AIDS and Behavior > Ausgabe 7/2018
Autoren:
Warunee Thienkrua, Frits van Griensven, Philip A. Mock, Eileen F. Dunne, Boonyos Raengsakulrach, Wipas Wimonsate, Nopporn Howteerakul, Chaiwat Ungsedhapand, Anupong Chiwarakorn, Timothy H. Holtz

Abstract

High HIV incidence has been reported in young men who have sex with men (YMSM) in North America and Western Europe, but there are limited data from Southeast Asia suggesting MSM may be the driver of the HIV epidemic in this region. We described HIV incidence and risk factors among 494 YMSM enrolled in a cohort study in Bangkok, Thailand. The HIV incidence was 7.4 per 100 person-years. In multivariable analysis, reporting use of an erectile dysfunction drug in combination with club drugs, having receptive or both insertive and receptive anal intercourse with men, having hepatitis A infection, having rectal Chlamydia trachomatis, having hepatitis B infection prior to HIV seroconversion, and reporting not always using condoms with male steady partners were significantly associated with HIV incidence in YMSM. Reduction in new HIV infections in YMSM are critical to reach targets set by Thailand and the region.

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