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Sex Transm Dis. 2004 Aug;31(8):475-80.

An opportunity for prevention: prevalence, incidence, and sexual risk for HIV among young Asian and Pacific Islander men who have sex with men, San Francisco.

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  • 1University of California, San Francisco Center for AIDS Prevention Studies, San Francisco, California 94105, USA. khchoi@psg.ucsf.edu

Abstract

OBJECTIVES:

We investigated HIV prevalence and incidence and related risk factors among young Asian and Pacific Islander (API) men who have sex with men (MSM).

DESIGN:

We conducted a cross-sectional survey.

METHODS:

A venue-based sample of 496 young API MSM in San Francisco completed face-to-face questionnaires and received HIV counseling and testing.

RESULTS:

HIV prevalence was 2.6% and annualized HIV incidence was 1.8% per year. In multivariate analysis, being American-born, having 51+ lifetime sex partners, and having attended a "circuit party" (multiday large MSM gatherings) were associated with HIV infection. Forty-seven percent of the sample reported unprotected anal intercourse in the past 6 months.

CONCLUSIONS:

The current levels of HIV prevalence, HIV incidence, and sexual risk behavior suggest an emerging HIV epidemic among young API MSM in San Francisco.

PMID:
15273580
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