Journal article

The safe use of dating applications among men who have sex with men: a study protocol for a randomised controlled trial to evaluate an interactive web-based intervention to reduce risky sexual behaviours

Edmond PH Choi, Eric PF Chow, Eric YF Wan, William CW Wong, Janet YH Wong, Daniel YT Fong

BMC Public Health | BMC | Published : 2020

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Notably, both international and local studies have found a high prevalence of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and risky sexual behaviours, such as condomless anal sex, substance misuse in conjunction with sex ('chemsex') and group sex, among men who have sex with men (MSM) dating application (app) users. Although the use of dating apps is an emerging sexual risk factor, little effort has been expended on the promotion of safe sex and good sexual health among the users of those apps. Therefore, the aim of the proposed study is to develop and evaluate the effectiveness of an interactive web-based intervention in improving the sexual health of MSM dating app users in Hong Kon..

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Grants

Awarded by Research Grants Council (Early Career Scheme)


Awarded by Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Emerging Leadership Investigator Grant


Funding Acknowledgements

The study was funded by Research Grants Council (Early Career Scheme), reference number: 27607518. EPFC is supported by an Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Emerging Leadership Investigator Grant (GNT1172873).