Journal article

Risk attitudes, risky sexual behaviours and willingness to test negative for syphilis using lottery-based financial incentives among Chinese men who have sex with men

Jason J Ong, Chang Chang Li, HongYun Fu, Juan Nie, Weiming Tang, WeiBin Chang, M Kumi Smith, Michael Marks, Bin Yang, Cheng Wang, Joseph Tucker

Sexually Transmitted Infections | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2020

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Individuals with risk-loving attitudes may be more likely to participate in high-risk sex and gambling. We investigated whether a lottery-based financial incentive to have a negative syphilis test may attract Chinese men who have sex with men (MSM) who practised risky sexual behaviours. METHODS: In July 2018, a national online cross-sectional survey was conducted in China. We collected information on willingness to participate in a lottery-based financial incentive where men were eligible if they tested negative for syphilis, and the minimum prize that would attract them to participate. We used a validated risk attitude scale which asked about the willingness to take risks in six..

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