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《Chinese Journal of AIDS & STD》 2008-02
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Investigation of STD/AIDS high risk behavior among male sex workers in Shenzhen

CAI Yu-mao,LIU Hui,PAN Peng,et al.(Shenzhen Center for Chronic Disease Control and Prevention,Shenzhen 518020,China)  
Objective To survey STD/AIDS high risk behavior among male sex workers(MSW),explore their role in STD/HIV transmission and provide scientific evidence for policy making on STD/AIDS control and prevention in Shenzhen.Methods A rainbow working group was set up to reach the MSM venues and a large quantity of educational materials were distributed.Questionnaire investigations on STD/AIDS high risk behavior were conducted among MSW with informed consent.Results The proportions of gay and bisexual among 138 male sex workers were 50.7% and 39.1% respectively.In the last year about 30% of MSW had sex with females.More than 60% of male sex workers looked for male sex partners through website besides bars,saunas and private houses.In having sex with male partners anal sex was the most common and the others were oral sex,masturbation and sex with fingers by others.In providing sex service most male sex workers first contacted female clients by website,some by bars or mammas or saunas or private houses or mobile phone or friends,and few even waited in the parks.Sex services were provided mostly in family conditions and a few were in private houses,saunas,bars,parks and hotels.In the last year 11.6% of male sex workers were infected with STD,and of them less than half had received HIV test,below 30% received HIV education,less than 30% took drugs and drank before sex,and more than 60% did not use condoms in oral sex.In the last six months about 30% of male sex workers had commercial sex with male and female clients and the rate of condom use was no more than 50%.Conclusion Male sex workers have high risk behaviors and serve as a bridge to transmit HIV.
【Fund】: “十五”国家科技攻关项目(编号:2004BA719A02);; 深圳市科技局项目(JH200507131105A)
【CateGory Index】: R193
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