Sex Transm Dis 2021 Mar 16. Epub 2021 Mar 16.
1School of Public Health, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, Guangdong 510080, China. 2School of Public Health, Southwest Medical University, Luzhou, Sichuan 646000, China. 3School of Public Health (Shenzhen), Sun Yat-sen University, Shenzhen, Guangdong 510006, China. 4Department of AIDS/STD Control and Prevention, Chongqing Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Chongqing 400042, China. 5Department of AIDS/STD Control and Prevention, Tianjin Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Tianjin 300011, China. 6Nanshan Center for Chronic Disease Control, Shenzhen 518000, China. 7Kirby Institute, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.
Background: Young men who have sex with men (YMSM) are particularly at increased risk of human papillomavirus (HPV) infection and related malignancies. Rectal douching, commonly practiced among MSM, has been associated in HIV, chlamydia, gonorrhea and viral hepatitis in cross-sectional studies. We conducted this study to understand the association between self-reported rectal douching and anal HPV among YMSM in China. Read More