Journal article

HIV incidence among men who have sex with men using geosocial networking smartphone application in Beijing, China: an open cohort study

Guo-Dong Mi, Bin-Bin Zhang, Fei Yu, Xian-Long Ren, Jason J Ong, Ya-Qi Fan, Feng-Hua Guo, Chun-Jun Li, Mian-Zhi Zhang, Min-Ying Zhang

Infectious Diseases of Poverty | BMC | Published : 2021

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Sexual transmission among men who have sex with men (MSM) is the dominant route of HIV transmission in China. Extensive use of geosocial networking (GSN) smartphone application (app) has dramatically changed the pattern of sexual behaviors and HIV risk among MSM, but data on HIV incidence and the changing risk behaviors of GSN app-using MSM are limited. We aims to assess the HIV incidence and its correlates among gay GSN app-using MSM in China. METHODS: We constructed an open cohort which was initiated and maintained using a GSN app to assess the HIV incidence among app-using MSM, recruited from June 2017 to December 2018. MSM completed an online questionnaire on their sociodemog..

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Awarded by Beijing Municipal Science and Technology Project


Funding Acknowledgements

This study was funded by a grant from Beijing Municipal Science and Technology Project [D17110700670000], the funding body had no other input into the research. The views expressed are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the Foundation.