Prevalence and associated factors of HIV serostatus disclosure to regular female sex partners among HIV-positive men who have sex with both men and women in China
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AbstractHIV-positive men who have sex with men and women (MSMW) may transmit HIV to regular female sexual partners (FSPs, including girlfriend and wife) through unprotected sex. FSPs' awareness of the HIV serostatus of the MSMW promotes them to access services. However, the prevalence of HIV disclosure among MSMW was low, and factors associated with this disclosure are largely unknown. This study aimed to examine factors associated with HIV disclosure to regular FSPs among HIV-positive MSMW. We recruited 432 HIV-positive MSMW from three provinces of China and collected information on participants' individual characteristics and interpersonal relationships with their FSPs using individualized structured questionnaire. Univariate and multivariate logistic regression were used for data analysis. The prevalence of HIV disclosure to their most recent FSPs was 49.8%. Facilitators of HIV disclosure included the presence of HIV/AIDS symptoms, perceiving this partner's HIV status as positive, exposure to counseling favoring disclosure, inconsistent condom use, and this partner's acknowledgment of MSM identity. Barriers against HIV disclosure included unknown HIV serostatus of this partner and an instrumental relationship to hide MSM identity. HIV disclosure to regular FSPs was low. Programs should target priority subgroups. Services in counseling favoring disclosure and partner HIV testing should be enhanced.
All Author(s) ListYan H, Cao W, Mo P, Huan X, Wang Z, Lin X, Wang X, Gu L, Wang P, Agudile E, Lau J
Journal nameAIDS Care
Volume Number31
Issue Number8
PublisherTaylor & Francis
LanguagesEnglish-United States

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