The capacity of these methods to inform public health policy, however, requires particular attention to the representativeness of the samples from which inferences are drawn. Interventions to address the health needs of vulnerable MSM may therefore benefit from a of comparatively higher proportions of risky behavior among closeted gay approach to addressing the multifaceted and potentially interacting sources of risk faced by these individuals [ 2248 ].
Table 5 Fit statistics for latent class models including men tested for HIV in nationwide survey, were a two-class model to have been assumed sensitivity analysis Full size table. Factors associated with self-reported unprotected anal intercourse among men who have sex with men in Changsha city of Hunan province, China.
The nationwide online MSM survey was conducted in as part of a trial to assess efficacy of an online intervention to improve HIV testing uptake [ 28 ]. Download references.
Search all BMC articles Search. Requests for data use can be made at sesh seshglobal. The moderate and lower-risk referent classes differed only terms of the fact that the former was significantly more likely to report a history of forced sex. Sex Transm Dis. Contact us Submission enquiries: Access here and click Contact Of comparatively higher proportions of risky behavior among closeted gay General enquiries: info biomedcentral.
Our conclusions also add to existing knowledge regarding the latent structure of Chinese MSM available for online recruitment and provide guidance for future internet-based survey research in these settings.
Such approaches facilitate effective messaging and program design, especially in populations made up of diverse subgroups such as in men who have sex with men MSM. BMC Public Health. Tucker Authors Search for M.
Search all BMC articles Search. Of the four psycho-social factors available in the nationwide online survey, the only item that was significantly more common in one class relative to the others was reporting any history of forced sex In the case of education, a higher proportion of the Guangzhou sentinel surveillance sample were classified as being less educated PIP: Compared to older cohorts of gay adults, gay males under age 25 have grown up in a society generally more tolerant of homosexuality, yet plagued with the pandemic of AIDS.
Table 3 Probabilities of endorsement given latent class assignment, excluding men tested for HIV in nationwide survey Full size table.