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[Rush poppers use and risks of human papillomavirus infection among men who have sex with men in Urumqi: mediation effect through high-risk sexual behaviors].

Zhonghua Yu Fang Yi Xue Za Zhi 2019 Feb;53(2):202-205

Department of Epidemiology and Health Statistics, College of Public Health, Xinjiang Medica, Urumqi 830011, China.

To study the prevalence of rush poppers use among men who have sex with men (MSM) in Urumqi and to analyze the mediating effect of high-risk sexual behavior between the use of rush poppers and human papillomavirus (HPV) infection. From January to June 2018, 651 MSM were recruited through network and publicity. Data was collected by using online questionnaire and anal swab were collected from them for HPV genotyping. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3760/cma.j.issn.0253-9624.2019.02.015DOI Listing
February 2019
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High Clustering of Acute HCV Infections and High Rate of Associated STIs Among Parisian HIV-Positive Male Patients.

Int J Antimicrob Agents 2019 Feb 8. Epub 2019 Feb 8.

Sorbonne Université, INSERM, Institut Pierre Louis d'Epidémiologie et de Santé Publique (iPLESP), AP-HP, Hôpital Pitié-Salpêtrière, Department of Infectious Diseases, F-75013 Paris, France.

Background: Increasing incidence of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in HIV-positive men having sex with men (MSM) has been described in recent years. We performed phylogenetic analyses of acute HCV infections to characterize the dynamics during the epidemic in Paris and evaluated associated sexually transmitted infections (STI).

Methods: Sanger Sequencing of polymerase gene was performed. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijantimicag.2019.02.002DOI Listing
February 2019
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Father absence, sociosexual orientation, and same-sex sexuality in women and men.

Authors:
Satoshi Kanazawa

Int J Psychol 2019 Jan 31. Epub 2019 Jan 31.

Department of Management, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

A recent evolutionary theory of female sexual fluidity suggests that women may not have sexual orientations in the same sense that men do, and that women's apparent sexual orientation may instead be a byproduct of their sociosexual orientation. One developmental factor that has consistently been shown to influence sociosexual orientation is father absence in childhood. Consistent with the prediction of the theory, the analyses of the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health (Add Health) data show that father absence significantly increases women's, but not men's, same-sex sexuality in adulthood, whether it is measured by self identity, sexual behaviour, or romantic attraction. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ijop.12569DOI Listing
January 2019
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"In Zimbabwe there is nothing for us": sex work and vulnerability of HIV infection among male sex workers in Zimbabwe.

AIDS Care 2019 Jan 30:1-7. Epub 2019 Jan 30.

a Department of Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior, South Carolina SmartState Center for Healthcare Quality (CHQ) , University of South Carolina Arnold School of Public Health , Columbia , SC , USA.

Male sex workers (MSWs) in Zimbabwe are a vulnerable sub-group at risk of violence, abuse, and HIV infection. This qualitative study examines the practices of male sex workers and vulnerabilities to HIV infection based on interviews among 15 MSWs in Bulawayo. All the interviews were recorded, transcribed, and analyzed with the guidance of grounded theory. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09540121.2019.1574334DOI Listing
January 2019
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Prevalence and risk factors of anogenital human papillomavirus infection in a community sample of men who have sex with men in Taiwan: baseline findings from a cohort study.

Sex Transm Infect 2019 Jan 29. Epub 2019 Jan 29.

Fengshan Lee Chia Wen Urologic Clinic, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

Objectives: Men who have sex with men (MSM) are a highly neglected population in the current recommendation of girls-only human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination programmes in many countries. To better assess the cost effectiveness of HPV vaccination among men requires data on the prevalence of HPV infection in MSM using a community sample, which is still sparse in several regions. We examined the prevalence of and factors associated with anogenital HPV infection among MSM in Taiwan. Read More

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http://sti.bmj.com/lookup/doi/10.1136/sextrans-2018-053629
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/sextrans-2018-053629DOI Listing
January 2019
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Section 377 and The Mental Healthcare Act, 2017: Breaking barriers.

Indian J Med Ethics 2018 Nov 26;-(-):1-4. Epub 2018 Nov 26.

Consultant Psychiatrist and Coordinator, Centre for MH Law and Policy, Indian Law Society, Pune 411 004 India.,

The Supreme Court of India recently decriminalised homosexuality by passing a landmark judgment in the case of Navtej Johar and Others v. Union of India. In its judgment, the Court held that Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, 1860 is unconstitutional in as much as it criminalises consensual sexual acts between two adults. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.20529/IJME.2018.095DOI Listing
November 2018
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The Denominator problem: estimating the size of local populations of men-who-have-sex-with-men and rates of HIV and other STIs in Switzerland.

Sex Transm Infect 2019 Jan 24. Epub 2019 Jan 24.

Communicable Diseases Division, Swiss Federal Office of Public Health, Bern, Switzerland.

Objectives: There is no estimate of the current number of men who have sex with men (MSM) in Switzerland, or of their geographical distribution. We aimed to (1) estimate MSM concentration factors and population sizes for 83 Swiss postal code areas (PCA), including the nine largest Swiss cities, and (2) calculate MSM-specific local HIV prevalence and yearly rates of diagnosed HIV, hepatitis C virus (HCV), syphilis and gonorrhoea.

Methods: We triangulated data from general population estimates, MSM online surveys, published data on HIV prevalence and Swiss notification data for HIV and STDs. Read More

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http://sti.bmj.com/lookup/doi/10.1136/sextrans-2017-053363
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/sextrans-2017-053363DOI Listing
January 2019
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The character of sexual function of women who have sex with women.

Psychiatr Pol 2018 Dec 29;52(6):1075-1085. Epub 2018 Dec 29.

Pracownia Seksuologii Katedry Psychiatrii UJ CM.

This paper will discuss the character of sexual relationships between women, considering their social and cultural context. The problem is still little known also to experts dealing with mental and sexual health. This may have serious consequences for the process of correct diagnosis of sexuality-related issues reported by those women. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.12740/PP/OnlineFirst/75109DOI Listing
December 2018
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Contemporary understanding of zoophilia - A multinational survey study.

J Forensic Leg Med 2019 Jan 4;62:44-51. Epub 2019 Jan 4.

Laboratory of Forensic Sexology, Legal Medicine, and Digital Ethnography, Felnett Health Research Foundation, 175 Zoe St, Staten Island, NY, 10305, United States; Program in the Study of Sexual Minorities and Health Policy, Felnett Health Research Foundation: Division for Eastern Europe, Warsaw, Poland. Electronic address:

Introduction: People with paraphilias have sexual interests that are unusual, including inanimate objects, places, or individuals (children, corpses). This study explores zoophiles (=PSA, people who have sex with animals) recruited from the Internet.

Method: We administered a survey of own design via the Internet on popular discussion forums targeting the communities of PSA. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jflm.2018.12.010DOI Listing
January 2019
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Tobacco use in the sexual borderlands: The smoking contexts and practices of bisexual young adults.

Health Place 2019 Jan 10. Epub 2019 Jan 10.

Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education, University of California, San Francisco, 530 Parnassus Ave, Suite 366, San Francisco, CA 94143, United States. Electronic address:

Little is known about why bisexual people use tobacco at higher rates than any other sexual identity group. Non-binary sexualities, such as bisexuality, exist within the socially constructed borderland between homosexuality and heterosexuality. Exploration of the everyday smoking contexts and practices of bisexual individuals may reveal unique mechanisms driving tobacco use. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.healthplace.2018.12.010DOI Listing
January 2019
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Crafting Mixed Sexual Advertisements for Mainstream Media: Examining the Impact of Homosexual and Heterosexual Imagery Inclusion on Advertising Effectiveness.

J Homosex 2019 Jan 11:1-24. Epub 2019 Jan 11.

a College of Media and Communication , Texas Tech University , Lubbock , Texas , USA.

This research applied both qualitative and quantitative methods to measure the effectiveness of mixed sexual advertisements that explicitly feature both homosexual and heterosexual models within the same message. Drawing on theoretical framework of social identity theory, this study predict mixed sexual advertisements could create a perceptual social categorization that includes both homosexual and heterosexual identities and reduces intergroup competitions between homosexual and heterosexual viewers. Results indicate that mixed sexual advertisements elicit better ad evaluation than strictly gay-themed advertisements when evaluated by a mix of homosexual and heterosexual participants. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00918369.2018.1564005DOI Listing
January 2019
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Sexuality Disclosure Among Black South African MSM and Responses by Family.

J Sex Res 2019 Jan 11:1-16. Epub 2019 Jan 11.

d HIV Center for Clinical and Behavioral Studies, New York State Psychiatric Institute and Columbia University, and Department of Psychology, University of Pretoria.

Although South Africa protects sexual orientation in its Constitution, homosexuality is socioculturally contested and unaccepted. This lack of acceptance may impact the coming-out process of men who have sex with men (MSM). This study explored diverse factors that influenced whether Black South African MSM disclosed their sexual practices and identities to their families, how their families responded, and how family responses affected them. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00224499.2018.1559917DOI Listing
January 2019
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Carriage rates and risk factors during an outbreak of invasive meningococcal disease due to Neisseria meningitidis serogroup C ST-11 (cc11) in Tuscany, Italy: a cross-sectional study.

BMC Infect Dis 2019 Jan 8;19(1):29. Epub 2019 Jan 8.

Department of Infectious Diseases, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Viale Regina Elena, 299, 00161, Rome, Italy.

Background: During 2015-2016 an outbreak of invasive meningococcal disease due to N. meningitidis serogroup C ST-11 (cc11) occurred in Tuscany, Italy. The outbreak affected mainly the age group 20-30 years, men who have sex with men, and the area located between the cities of Firenze, Prato and Empoli, with discos and gay-venues associated-clusters. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12879-018-3598-3DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6323866PMC
January 2019
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Minority Stress, Parenting Styles, and Mental Health in Brazilian Homosexual Men.

J Homosex 2019 Jan 7:1-16. Epub 2019 Jan 7.

b Postgraduate Program in Psychology, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS), Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.

Homosexual men are constantly exposed to prejudice and violence in Brazil. The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between minority stress, parenting styles, and indicators of mental health problems in a sample of homosexual men.

Method: quantitative, cross-sectional, correlational, and retrospective design. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00918369.2018.1551665DOI Listing
January 2019
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Comparison of an in-house real-time duplex PCR assay with commercial HOLOGIC® APTIMA assays for the detection of Neisseria gonorrhoeae and Chlamydia trachomatis in urine and extra-genital specimens.

BMC Infect Dis 2019 Jan 3;19(1). Epub 2019 Jan 3.

Centre for HIV and Sexually Transmitted Infections, National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), National Health Laboratory Service (NHLS), Johannesburg, South Africa.

Background: Extra-genital Neisseria gonorrhoeae and Chlamydia trachomatis infections are mostly asymptomatic, and important reservoir sites of infection as they often go undetected and may be more difficult to eradicate with recommended therapeutic regimens. Commercial nucleic acid amplification tests (NAATs) have not received regulatory approval for the detection of N. gonorrhoeae and C. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12879-018-3629-0DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6318993PMC
January 2019
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Hepatitis B, C, and D virus and human T-cell leukemia virus types 1 and 2 infections and correlates among men who have sex with men in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.

Virol J 2018 12 29;15(1):194. Epub 2018 Dec 29.

University Ouaga1 Joseph Ki-Zerbo, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.

Background: Men who have sex with men (MSM) are considered to be at significant risk for sexually transmitted infections (STI) and bloodborne viruses including viral hepatitis types B, C, and D (HBV, HCV, and HDV) and human T-cell leukemia virus types 1 and 2 (HTLV 1&2). This study aimed to assess the seroprevalence and correlates of HBV, HCV, HDV, and HTLV 1&2 antibodies among MSM in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.

Methods: We conducted a cross-sectional survey to assess the biological and behavourial characteristics among MSM in Ouagadougou from January to April 2013. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12985-018-1110-8DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6311018PMC
December 2018
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Factors associated with concurrent sexual partnerships among men who have sex with men in Yangon, Myanmar.

Nagoya J Med Sci 2018 Nov;80(4):505-518

Department of Community and Global Health, Graduate School of Medicine, the University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan.

Men who have sex with men (MSM) are considered to be one of the groups most at risk of contracting HIV. However, to date, information regarding MSM's sexual behaviors and the risk factors for their concurrent sexual partnerships (CSP) have not been known in Myanmar. This study aimed to identify factors associated with CSP among MSM. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.18999/nagjms.80.4.505DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6295436PMC
November 2018
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Human papillomavirus infection & anal cytological abnormalities in HIV-positive men in eastern India.

BMC Infect Dis 2018 Dec 27;18(1):692. Epub 2018 Dec 27.

Department of Medicine, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, 221005, India.

Background: Oncogenic Human papillomavirus (HPV) infections are closely associated with anal cancer which is high among human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infected males. There are no data regarding anal HPV infection and cytological abnormalities in HIV positive males receiving free therapy in the national program. Thus, this cross-sectional study was performed to assess the prevalence and risk factors of anal HPV infection and cytological abnormalities in HIV positive males. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12879-018-3618-3DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6307225PMC
December 2018
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Constructed Realities: Claude Cahun's Created World in Aveux Non Avenus.

Authors:
Erin F Pustarfi

J Homosex 2018 Dec 24:1-15. Epub 2018 Dec 24.

a Department of Art History , University of Arizona , Tucson , Arizona , USA.

In her 1930 publication, Aveux non Avenus, Claude Cahun used the relationship between her inwardly focused poetic writing and symbolic photomontages to construct a unique reality for self-expression. This article focuses on three chapters and respective photographic images from the publication to relate Cahun's, and by association her partner Marcel Moore's, discussion on sexuality and gender expression. The utopian dreamscape created investigates issues of narcissism and otherness, female homosexuality, dandyism and going beyond gender, individual and social critique, mocking the antiquated views of art and writing, accepting and breaking taboos, while allowing for other departures from the accepted norm. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00918369.2018.1555391DOI Listing
December 2018
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The Effect of Using Geosocial Networking Apps on the HIV Incidence Rate Among Men Who Have Sex With Men: Eighteen-Month Prospective Cohort Study in Shenyang, China.

J Med Internet Res 2018 Dec 21;20(12):e11303. Epub 2018 Dec 21.

Key Laboratory of AIDS Immunology of National Health and Family Planning Commission, Department of Laboratory Medicine, The First Affiliated Hospital, China Medical University, Shenyang, China.

Background: Men who have sex with men (MSM) frequently seek partners through mobile apps (geosocial networking [GSN] apps). However, it is unclear whether GSN apps' use is associated with the increase in HIV incidence among MSM.

Objective: The aim of this study was to clarify the characteristics of GSN apps' users and to determine the association and putative mechanisms between GSN apps' use behavior and HIV incidence. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2196/11303DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6320406PMC
December 2018
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Lymphogranuloma venereum is on the rise in Belgium among HIV negative men who have sex with men: surveillance data from 2011 until the end of June 2017.

BMC Infect Dis 2018 Dec 20;18(1):689. Epub 2018 Dec 20.

Department of Clinical Sciences, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Nationalestraat 155, 2000, Antwerp, Belgium.

Background: The number of cases of Lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV) is increasing in Europe. The described epidemic is mostly confined to HIV positive men who have sex with men (MSM). However, dissemination of LGV from HIV positive to HIV negative MSM could take place due to the implementation of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and subsequent possible decrease in condom use. Read More

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https://bmcinfectdis.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s128
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12879-018-3600-0DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6302394PMC
December 2018
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Minority Stress and Experience of Sexual Violence Among Men Who Have Sex With Men in Hanoi, Vietnam: Results From a Cross-Sectional Study.

J Interpers Violence 2018 Dec 20:886260518819884. Epub 2018 Dec 20.

1 The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA.

Men who have sex with men (MSM) are highly vulnerable to sexual violence, a known driver of HIV infection. Homosexuality stigma may be a unique risk factor for sexual violence among MSM. In this study, we examine the relationship between homosexuality stigma measures and sexual violence in the last 12 months using a minority stress framework. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0886260518819884DOI Listing
December 2018
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Cytomegalovirus, Epstein-Barr virus and human herpesvirus 8 salivary shedding in HIV positive men who have sex with men with controlled and uncontrolled plasma HIV viremia: a 24-month longitudinal study.

BMC Infect Dis 2018 Dec 19;18(1):683. Epub 2018 Dec 19.

Department of Molecular Medicine, University of Padova, Via Gabelli 63, 35100, Padova, Italy.

Background: This longitudinal study described Cytomegalovirus (CMV) DNA, Epstein-Barr (EBV) DNA and human herpesvirus 8 (HHV-8) DNA asymptomatic salivary shedding in HIV-positive men who have sex with men (MSM). We aimed to 1-analyze frequency and persistence of herpesvirus shedding, 2-correlate herpesvirus positivity and HIV viroimmunological parameters and 3-assess the association between HIV-RNA suppression and herpesvirus replication.

Methods: Herpesvirus DNA was tested with an in-house real-time PCR in 2 salivary samples obtained at T0 and T1 (24 months after T0). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12879-018-3591-xDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6300014PMC
December 2018
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Changing the odds: motives for and barriers to reducing HCV-related sexual risk behaviour among HIV-infected MSM previously infected with HCV.

BMC Infect Dis 2018 Dec 18;18(1):678. Epub 2018 Dec 18.

Department of Infectious Diseases, Research and Prevention, Public Health Service of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Background: Among HIV-infected MSM who have been treated for HCV infection, the HCV reinfection rate is high. It is therefore essential to understand their perceptions of HCV risk behaviour and risk-reducing strategies.

Methods: This qualitative study among 20 HCV-infected MSM, the majority treated in the era before direct acting antivirals, provides insight into their ideas, motives, and barriers concerning HCV risk reduction, and aims to strengthen prevention strategies for both primary HCV infection and HCV reinfection. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12879-018-3571-1DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6299620PMC
December 2018
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Gonorrhea and chlamydia prevalence in different anatomical sites among men who have sex with men: a cross-sectional study in Guangzhou, China.

BMC Infect Dis 2018 Dec 18;18(1):675. Epub 2018 Dec 18.

Department of Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Dermatology Hospital, Southern Medical University, Guangzhou, 510091, China.

Background: A high rectal and oropharyngeal sexually transmitted infection (STI) burden has been reported among men who have sex with men (MSM) in many regions, but little data exists on rectal and oropharyngeal STIs among MSM in China. The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence of gonorrhea and chlamydia at different anatomic sites among MSM in Guangzhou, China.

Methods: We recruited a cross-sectional sample of MSM in one Chinese city and collected detailed information about socio-demographic characteristics and sexual behaviors. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12879-018-3579-6DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6299533PMC
December 2018
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The Labor of Representation.

Authors:
Aliya G Feroe

JAMA 2018 Dec;320(23):2423-2424

Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1001/jama.2018.18006DOI Listing
December 2018
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Increasing proportion of herpes simplex virus type 1 among women and men diagnosed with first-episode anogenital herpes: a retrospective observational study over 14 years in Melbourne, Australia.

Sex Transm Infect 2018 Dec 15. Epub 2018 Dec 15.

Melbourne Sexual Health Centre, Alfred Health, Carlton, Victoria, Australia.

Objectives: Reports of rising herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) genital infections relative to HSV-2 have been published up to 2006 in Australia. These changes have been attributed to declining childhood immunity to HSV-1. We described the temporal trends of HSV-1 and HSV-2 up to 2017 in Melbourne, Australia, to determine if the earlier trend is continuing. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/sextrans-2018-053830DOI Listing
December 2018

Identifying MSM-competent physicians in China: a national online cross-sectional survey among physicians who see male HIV/STI patients.

BMC Health Serv Res 2018 Dec 13;18(1):964. Epub 2018 Dec 13.

Shenzhen Nanshan Center for Chronic Disease Control, Shenzhen, China.

Background: Men who have sex with men (MSM) are at high risk of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection and sexually transmitted infection (STI) in China. Inadequate clinical services and poor clinical competency among physicians are major barriers to improving the sexual health of MSM. This study aims to understand physician clinical competency in providing MSM health services in China. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12913-018-3781-7DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6293610PMC
December 2018
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Prevalence and Factors Associated with Inconsistent Condom Use among Men who Have Sex with Men (MSM) who use Mobile Geo-Social Networking Applications in Greater Tokyo.

Int J Environ Res Public Health 2018 12 10;15(12). Epub 2018 Dec 10.

Nossal Institute for Global Health, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne, Parkville VIC 3010, Australia.

This study examined the prevalence and factors associated with inconsistent condom use among men who have sex with men (MSM) who use gay mobile geo-social networking applications (gay mobile apps) in Greater Tokyo. Among a sample of 1657 MSM recruited through advertisements on gay mobile apps, inconsistent condom use was reported by over one-third (37%) of participants with regular male partners, 18% with casual male partners, and 20% with female partners. In multiple regression analysis, inconsistent condom use with both regular and casual male partners was more commonly reported among participants without a university education, and among participants reporting lower self-efficacy for safer sex. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ijerph15122815DOI Listing
December 2018

A spatiotemporal meta-analysis of HIV/syphilis epidemic among men who have sex with men living in mainland China.

BMC Infect Dis 2018 Dec 12;18(1):652. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

Dermatology Hospital, Southern Medical University, Guangzhou, 510095, Guangdong, China.

Background: Geographic differences in HIV, syphilis and condomless sex among men who have sex with men in China remained unknown. We aimed to elucidate these spatiotemporal changing patterns in China.

Methods: We conducted a spatiotemporal meta-analysis. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12879-018-3532-8DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6292157PMC
December 2018
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[Analysis on use of rush poppers and its related factors among men who have sex with men in city and county level of Mianyang].

Zhonghua Yu Fang Yi Xue Za Zhi 2018 Dec;52(12):1290-1292

Institute for AIDS/STD Control and Prevention, Mianyang Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Mianyang 621000, China.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3760/cma.j.issn.0253-9624.2018.12.019DOI Listing
December 2018
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[Qualitative research on factors of HIV testing among men who have sex with men in China based on Blued].

Zhonghua Yu Fang Yi Xue Za Zhi 2018 Dec;52(12):1229-1233

Danlan Public Welfare, Beijing 100020, China.

To understand the cognition and attitudes of men who have sex with men (MSM) towards HIV testing and explore in-depth reasons preventing them from testing. The function of "opinion" in Blued, a gay geo-social networking application (GSN), was adopted to collect qualitative data of ideas and attitudes towards HIV testing of the users between December 2017 and January 2018. The data was analyzed based on grounded theory approach. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3760/cma.j.issn.0253-9624.2018.12.007DOI Listing
December 2018
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[Analysis on influencing factors of unprotected sexual behavior among men who have sex with men based on structural equation model].

Zhonghua Yu Fang Yi Xue Za Zhi 2018 Dec;52(12):1225-1228

Institute of Health Research, Teaching and Research Section of Social Medicine, School of Sociology& Population Studies, Renmin University of China, Beijing 100872, China.

To analyze the influencing factors and mechanism for unprotected sexual behavior of men who have sex with men (MSM) in China. MSM who are more than 16 years old and have had homosexual sexual behaviors in recent years were recruited from five cities (Tianjin, Harbin, Nanjing, Chongqing and Xi'an) with active MSM population during 2013-2014 through network, site recruitment and peer recommendation using convenient sampling method. 3 519 subjects were included in this study. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3760/cma.j.issn.0253-9624.2018.12.006DOI Listing
December 2018
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[The association between the characteristics of egocentric network and HIV prevalence among men who have sex with men].

Zhonghua Yu Fang Yi Xue Za Zhi 2018 Dec;52(12):1215-1219

National Center for AIDS/STD Control and Prevention, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Beijing 102206, China.

This study aimed to analyze the association between the characteristics of egocentric network and HIV prevalence among men who have sex with men (MSM) through social network analysis. The study was conducted in Guangzhou city from November 2016 to June 2017 using convenient sampling method. Participants were recruited from 13 voluntary counseling and testing (VCT) locations. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3760/cma.j.issn.0253-9624.2018.12.004DOI Listing
December 2018
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Homosexuality and Psychoanalysis Meet at a Mental Hospital: An Early Institutional History.

Authors:
Naoko Wake

J Hist Med Allied Sci 2019 Jan;74(1):34-56

Psychoanalysis and homosexuality in the United States were both largely in flux between 1910 and 1935. This article sheds light on this unique historical moment by first exploring scholarly discussions of the era's psychoanalysis and homosexuality, both of which emphasized the transitional nature of therapy and sexuality. By putting two bodies of scholarship into conversation, I also suggest how the historiography might move beyond two oft-cited arguments-that the psychoanalysis of the era had the power to form a person's sexual identity negatively, and that sexual minorities formed their identities affirmatively by staying away from medical interventions. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jhmas/jry041DOI Listing
January 2019
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Observing Erotic Videos With Heterosexual Content Induces Different Cerebral Responses in Homosexual and Heterosexual Men.

J Homosex 2018 Dec 10:1-19. Epub 2018 Dec 10.

a Institute of Neuroscience, CUCBA , University of Guadalajara , Guadalajara , Jalisco , México.

To determine the cerebral functionality associated with the perception and processing of erotic stimuli in men with different sexual orientation, this work evaluated the electroencephalographic activity (EEG) from several cortical areas, as well as subjective arousal in homosexual and heterosexual men during observation of an erotic film with heterosexual content. The heterosexual men rated the erotic video with higher general and sexual arousal than the homosexual participants. During observation of the neutral and erotic videos, both groups showed a decreased amplitude of the alpha band in prefrontal and parietal cortices, indicating increased attention. Read More

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December 2018
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Assessment of HIV prevalence among MSM in Tokyo using self-collected dried blood spots delivered through the postal service.

BMC Infect Dis 2018 Dec 5;18(1):627. Epub 2018 Dec 5.

AIDS Clinical Center, National Center for Global Health and Medicine, 1-21-1 Toyama, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, 162-8655, Japan.

Background: Men who have sex with men (MSM) are at high risk of HIV infection. However, there are only few data on HIV prevalence in MSM in Japan. The objective of this study was to explore the HIV prevalence in MSM at Shinjuku 2-chome, a well known gay quarter in Tokyo. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6282288PMC
December 2018
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Sexual Prejudice in Sport Scale: A New Measure.

J Homosex 2018 Dec 3:1-24. Epub 2018 Dec 3.

a Department of Social and Developmental Psychology, Faculty of Medicine and Psychology , Sapienza University of Rome , Rome , Italy.

This study describes the process of developing and validating the Sexual Prejudice in Sport Scale (SPSS), which is a multidimensional instrument developed to assess attitudes toward lesbians and gay men (LG) in sports. The authors conducted two studies: first, to establish the factor structure of the SPSS on 297 heterosexual athletes; and, second, to test the reliability and validity of the resulting 19-item scale on a sample of 311 heterosexual and 160 LG athletes. Exploratory factor analysis of an initial item pool yielded three factors: open rejection, which assesses the blatant prejudice expressed toward LG people; denial of visibility, which evaluates attitude toward the coming out of LG people; and gendering performance, which corresponds to gender stereotypes about performance/skills of LG people. Read More

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December 2018
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Attachment Style, Openness to Experience, and Social Contact as Predictors of Attitudes Toward Homosexuality.

J Homosex 2018 Dec 3:1-26. Epub 2018 Dec 3.

b Department of Business Administration , Hacettepe University , Ankara , Turkey.

Considerable research has shown that people generally hold more negative attitudes toward homosexuals. Given this fact, it is important to understand psychological and social correlates of homophobia. With this purpose, the present study investigates attachment styles, openness to experience, and social contact in relation to attitudes toward homosexuals. Read More

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December 2018
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Associations of Bisexuality and Homosexuality with Handedness and Footedness: A Latent Variable Analysis Approach.

Arch Sex Behav 2018 Nov 29. Epub 2018 Nov 29.

Department of Basic Psychological Research and Research Methods, School of Psychology, University of Vienna, 1010, Vienna, Austria.

Non-right-handedness appears to be more common among bisexuals and homosexuals than among heterosexuals, which might be indirect evidence of effects of prenatal androgen exposure. Current data suggest higher prenatal testosterone levels among bisexual and homosexual women, but are inconclusive for men. This study examined the association between sexual orientation and non-right-handedness for sex differences and whether higher rates of mixed-handedness, rather than left-handedness, might be the driving factor. Read More

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November 2018
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A mathematical model of biomedical interventions for HIV prevention among men who have sex with men in China.

BMC Infect Dis 2018 Nov 28;18(1):600. Epub 2018 Nov 28.

The School of Public Health and Primary Care, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China.

Background: The new HIV treatment guidelines in China recommend antiretroviral therapy (ART) for all people living with HIV, but significant gaps in implementation still exist. Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) can effectively reduce the risk of HIV transmission among men who have sex with men (MSM). This study assessed the epidemiological impact and cost effectiveness of PrEP, enhanced biomedical interventions and their combination among MSM in China. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6263536PMC
November 2018
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Homophobia in Health Professionals in Ankara, Turkey: Developing a Scale.

Transcult Psychiatry 2018 Nov 28:1363461518808166. Epub 2018 Nov 28.

Çukurova University.

The aims of this study were to develop a sexual orientation attitude scale and use it to investigate the attitudes of psychiatrists, other physicians and first year medical students toward homosexuals and homosexuality in Ankara, Turkey. A cross-sectional study was performed with three groups including psychiatrists (n = 147), non-psychiatric physicians (n = 224) and first year medical students (n  =  280). A scale with 43 items consisting of four subscales (heterosexism, homophobia, homonegativity, neutrality) was developed which showed high internal consistency, validity and reliability in this sample of Turkish individuals. Read More

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November 2018

Contextualising sexual health practices among lesbian and bisexual women in Jamaica: a multi-methods study.

Reprod Health Matters 2018 Dec;26(52):1517543

k Lecturer, Institute for Gender and Development Studies, Mona Campus, University of the West Indies , Kingston , Jamaica.

Limited research has examined lesbian and bisexual women's sexual health practices in the Caribbean, where lesbian and bisexual women experience sexual stigma that may reduce sexual healthcare utilisation. We conducted a sequential multi-method research study, including semi-structured individual interviews (n = 20) and a focus group (n = 5) followed by a cross-sectional survey (n = 205) with lesbian and bisexual women in Kingston, Montego Bay, and Ocho Rios, Jamaica. Binary logistic analyses and ordinal logistic regression were conducted to estimate the odds ratios for social-ecological factors associated with lifetime STI testing, sex work involvement, and the last time of STI testing. Read More

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December 2018
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Syphilis prevalence and risk factors among young men presenting to the Brazilian Army in 2016: Results from a national survey.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2018 Nov;97(47):e13309

Department of Surveillance, Prevention and Control of STI, HIV/AIDS and Viral Hepatitis, Secretariat of Health Surveillance, Ministry of Health of Brazil, Brasília, DF, Brazil.

The Conscripts Survey has been conducted periodically by the Brazilian Department of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs), AIDS, and Viral Hepatitis (DIAHV) in collaboration with the Brazilian Ministry of Defense for over 2 decades. It aims to assess the syphilis prevalence and obtain data on knowledge regarding STIs and their risk factors among conscripts enlisted for the Brazilian Army.This cross-sectional study was conducted among conscripts across Brazil aged 17 to 22 years from August to December 2016. Read More

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November 2018
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Can HIV service data be used for surveillance purposes?: a case study in Guangzhou, China.

BMC Public Health 2018 Nov 19;18(1):1268. Epub 2018 Nov 19.

Dermatology Hospital of Southern Medical University, Guangzhou, China.

Background: Timely monitoring HIV epidemic among key populations is a formidable challenge. This study aimed to evaluate the agreement between data collected from an enhanced HIV sentinel surveillance (HSS+) and an HIV service, and to discuss whether testing service data can be used for surveillance purposes.

Methods: The HSS+ data were collected from HIV sentinel surveillance conducted annually among men who have sex with men (MSM) between 2009 and 2013 in Guangzhou, China. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6245699PMC
November 2018
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Stigma reduction in relation to HIV test uptake in low- and middle-income countries: a realist review.

BMC Public Health 2018 Nov 20;18(1):1277. Epub 2018 Nov 20.

Department of Public Health and Primary care, KU Leuven, Kapucijnenvoer 33, 3000, Leuven, Belgium.

Background: This realist review was conducted to understand how stigma is reduced in relation to HIV test uptake in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).

Methods: A systematic search of eight databases resulted in 34 articles considered for synthesis. Data synthesis was guided by a preliminary programme theory and included coding the meaning units to develop themes or intervention pathways that corresponded to context-mechanism-outcome configurations. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6245520PMC
November 2018
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'Unqueer' kinship? Critical reflections on 'marriage fraud' in mainland China.

Authors:
Jingshu Zhu

Sexualities 2018 Oct 12;21(7):1075-1091. Epub 2017 Sep 12.

Leiden University, The Netherlands.

This article explores the controversial kinship practice in mainland China of 'gay' men marrying unwitting women. It questions the 'marriage fraud' discourse that condemns the men involved while pitying their wives, or . Taking an ethnographic approach, this article considers the major flaws of this popular discourse: the idealized-package of marriage-love-sex, the oft-neglected difficulties of living outside marriage, and most importantly, the essentialization of homosexuality. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6195130PMC
October 2018
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Associations between perceived barriers and benefits of using HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis and medication adherence among men who have sex with men in Western China.

BMC Infect Dis 2018 Nov 15;18(1):575. Epub 2018 Nov 15.

Key Laboratory of Molecular Biology on Infectious Diseases, Ministry of Education, Chongqing Medical University, Chongqing, China.

Background: To investigate the associations between the perceived barriers and benefits of using HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis medication, including worries about the side effects, disliking taking drugs, perceived burden of taking medication, positive expectations as to the efficacy of the drugs, favourable doctor-patient relationships, and medication adherence among men who have sex with men (MSM) to provide a target for improving medication adherence and reducing HIV infection among MSM.

Methods: MSM were recruited in western China from April 2013 to October 2014, administered oral tenofovir (TDF) daily and followed up every 12 weeks for 2 years. At each follow-up, the medication rate was calculated based on the self-reported number of missed doses over 2 weeks, and then, the medication adherence was evaluated. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6238290PMC
November 2018
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Association of anal symptoms with anal high grade squamous intraepithelial lesions (HSIL) among men who have sex with men: Baseline data from the study of the prevention of anal cancer (SPANC).

Cancer Epidemiol 2019 Feb 12;58:12-16. Epub 2018 Nov 12.

The Kirby Institute, Wallace Wurth Building, UNSW Sydney, Randwick, New South Wales 2031, Australia. Electronic address:

Background: The association between anal high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion (HSIL) and anal symptoms has not been systematically investigated.

Methods: The Study of Prevention of Anal Cancer is a prospective cohort study of men who have sex with men (MSM) ≥ 35 years old in Sydney, Australia. Self-reported symptoms were collected. Read More

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February 2019
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