It goes both ways: a cross-sectional study of buying and selling sex among young behaviourally bisexual men in Vientiane, Laos
Anna L Bowring, Caroline van Gemert, Kongchay Vongsaiya, Chad Hughes, Amphoy Sihavong, Chansy Phimphachanh, Niramonh Chanlivong, Mike Toole, Margaret Hellard
Sexual Health | CSIRO PUBLISHING | Published : 2015
Awarded by Australian Agency for International Development's Australian Development Research Award
The authors greatly appreciate the work of peer researchers involved with this study (Outsa Sihapanya; Soukhi Phommavongsa; Visanou Lattanabuavon; Sonvilay Phetsakhone; Pakaikham Lavongtheung; Thalalin Vongsonephet; Phou ngeun Thammavong; Vongphachan Phomphackdy; Khamton Chanthavongsa). The authors also acknowledge the contributions of the Australian-based Steering Committee (David Traynor, AFAO; John Reeder, Burnet Institute; Robert Power, Burnet Institute), Lao PDR-based Steering Committee (Dr Inlavanh Keobounphan, Ministry of Health; Dr Chansy Phimphachanh, Centre for HIV, AIDS and STI; Dr Amphoy Sihavong, Vientiane Capital Health Department; Dr Sengthong Birakoun, Vientiane Capital Health Department; Dr Niramonh Chanlivong, Burnet Institute; Dr Phonepaseuth Ounnaphom, Provincial Committee for the Control of AIDS, Vientiane Capital Health Department; Dr Phoupasong Somphou, Vientiane Capital Health Department; Dr Xayyavong Dongmany, Vientiane Capital Health Department; Dr Ketmala Banchongphanith, Centre for HIV, AIDS and STI; Dr Khanti Thongkham, Centre for HIV, AIDS and STI; Maikoun Xaiyapheng, Lao Youth Union; Souliphanh Chanthamith, Lao Women Union; Kongchay Vongsaiya, Burnet Institute) and the US CDC in Bangkok, in particular Samart Karuchit, for assistance with electronic data collection. Dr Hassan Valley (formerly from the Australian National University) provided academic supervision for CVG during her MAE studies. This work was funded by the Australian Agency for International Development's Australian Development Research Award (project number 49899). The authors gratefully acknowledge the contribution to this work of the Victorian Operational Infrastructure Support Program received by the Burnet Institute. MH is a recipient of an NHMRC Senior Research Fellowship. Part of this work was conducted whilst CVG was a Master of Applied Epidemiology (MAE) Scholar at the Australian National University. The MAE was funded by the Australian Department of Health and Ageing. This work forms part of the PhD of ALB, who is supported by an Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) through Monash University.