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Syphilis-attributable adverse pregnancy outcomes in China: a retrospective cohort analysis of 1187 pregnant women with different syphilis treatment

Syphilis is responsible for a substantial burden of preventable adverse outcomes in pregnancy. The purpose of this study was to compare the frequency of adverse pregnancy outcomes among syphilis-seropositive women who received different treatment regimens at different times in Guangzhou, China. Pregnant women with syphilis infection who received prenatal and delivery services in...

No Place Like Home? Disentangling Preferences for HIV Testing Locations and Services Among Men Who Have Sex with Men in China

In China, some health departments and gay community-based organizations have begun to offer home-based HIV testing kits in order to augment test uptake among men who have sex with men (MSM). However, HIV test preferences and motivations for home-testing among MSM in China are not well understood. The HIV testing preferences of 803 MSM throughout China were evaluated using single...

Burden of tuberculosis in Xinjiang between 2011 and 2015: A surveillance data-based study

manuscript. Author Contributions Conceptualization: Jinbao Liu, Weiming Tang. Data curation: Xiangyan He, Mingqin Cao, Zhen Zhao, Weiming Tang. Formal analysis: Xiangyan He, Mingqin Cao. Methodology ... : Xiangpin Du. Resources: Qifeng Li. Software: Zhen Zhao. Supervision: Jinbao Liu. Validation: Qifeng Li, Jinbao Liu. Writing ± original draft: Xiangyan He, Weiming Tang. Writing ± review & editing

Late Neurosyphilis and Tertiary Syphilis in Guangdong Province, China: Results from a Cross-sectional Study

Due to challenges in diagnosis and the need for complex laboratory tests, misdiagnosis of neurosyphilis and tertiary syphilis is common in China. We validated the diagnosis and examined the treatment of late neurosyphilis and tertiary syphilis in Guangdong Province, China. A cross-sectional study was conducted to collect data from late neurosyphilis and tertiary syphilis cases...

HIV epidemiology and responses among men who have sex with men and transgender individuals in China: a scoping review

, No. 2 Lujing Road, Guangzhou 510095 , China 2 Songyuan Tang and Weiming Tang are co-first authors 3 SESH Global , Guangzhou , China 4 UNAIDS China Office , Beijing , China 5 WHO China Office , Beijing ... [Fogarty International Centre 1D43TW009532 to JT]. Authors’ contributions All authors have read and approved the final manuscript. This scoping review was prepared by Drs. Songyuan Tang, Weiming Tang

Innovation contests to promote sexual health in china: a qualitative evaluation

Background Innovation contests call on non-experts to help solve problems. While these contests have been used extensively in the private sector to increase engagement between organizations and clients, there is little data on the role of innovation contests to promote health campaigns. We implemented an innovation contest in China to increase sexual health awareness among youth...

Prevalence and Trends of HIV, Syphilis, and HCV in Migrant and Resident Men Who Have Sex with Men in Shandong, China: Results from a Serial Cross-Sectional Study

China. Supporting Information S1 Dataset. (XLSX) Acknowledgments This study received financial and other support Weiming Tang is receiving grants (NIAID 1R01AI114310 and FIC 1D43TW00953) from National

Association between Anthropometric Measures and Indicators for Hypertension Control among Kazakh-Chinese Hypertension Patients in Xinjiang, China: Results from a Cross-sectional Study

Background Among Kazakh-Chinese population in Xinjiang province of China, prevalence of obesity and hypertension were 40.1% and 50.3% respectively, the highest across all ethnic groups residing in this pastureland. Despite this, there remained a dearth of information regarding the association between the anthropometric measures [body mass index (BMI), waist circumference (WC...

Changing trend of HIV, Syphilis and Hepatitis C among Men Who Have Sex with Men in China

Dearth of information regarding the trend and correlates of HIV, syphilis and Hepatitis C (HCV) in a country-wide sample of understudied though high-risk Chinese men who have sex with men (MSM) called for a comprehensive serial cross-sectional study. Using a multistage mixed-method strategy, 171,311 MSM from 107 selected cities/counties in 30 provinces of mainland China, were...

Recreational Drug Use among Chinese MSM and Transgender Individuals: Results from a National Online Cross-Sectional Study

Background Recreational drug use has increased considerably among Chinese men who have sex with men (MSM). The phenomenon has the potentially to increase HIV transmission among Chinese MSM. The aims of this study were: 1) to investigate the prevalence of recreational drug use among Chinese MSM, and 2) to explore the correlation between gay smartphone based sex-seeking...

Will Gay Sex–Seeking Mobile Phone Applications Facilitate Group Sex? A Cross-Sectional Online Survey among Men Who Have Sex with Men in China

Introduction China is amidst a sexual revolution, with changing sexual practices and behaviors. Sex–seeking mobile phone applications (gay apps) that allow multiple people to meet up quickly may facilitate group sex. This study was therefore undertaken to evaluate group sex among Chinese MSM and to better understand factors associated with group sex. Methods An online survey was...

Condomless Vaginal Intercourse and Its Associates among Men Who Have Sex with Men in China

Zhao Roger Detels Weiming Tang 0 Editor: Shuang-yong Xu New England Biolabs UNITED STATES 0 Guangdong Provincial Center for Skin Disease and STI Control , Guangzhou , China , 2 University of North

Cross-Cultural Validation of the High Blood Pressure Health Literacy Scale in a Chinese Community

Background Considering the importance of health literacy (HL) for the maximum yield from the hypertension control programs, development of a reliable and valid instrument of hypertension-related HL is critical. This study aimed to translate and validate the High Blood Pressure-Health Literacy Scale (HBP-HLS) into Chinese (C-HBP-HLS) and evaluate its psychometric properties in...

Burden of HIV and Syphilis: A Comparative Evaluation between Male Sex Workers and Non-Sex-Worker Men Who Have Sex with Men in Urban China

Background The increasing burden of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) including HIV and syphilis among male sex workers (MSWs) is a major global concern. The aim of our study was to evaluate the difference between MSWs and non-commercial MSMs in China. Methods During 2008-09, in a cross-sectional study, 2618 adult MSM were recruited through respondent-driven and snowball...

Burden and correlates of non-communicable-diseases among rural residents: a cross-sectional study in Hebei, China

Background Burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) is increasing rapidly in most of the developing countries including China, even in rural areas. Dearth of representative data called for an investigation to estimate the burden and identify the correlates of NCDs in rural China. Methods A cross-sectional study was conducted involving a representative sample of 6003 consenting...

Mortality among People Living with HIV and AIDS in China: Implications for Enhancing Linkage

Author notesMeng Li & Weiming Tang These authors contributed equally to this work. AffiliationsNational Center for AIDS/STD Control and Prevention, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention ... , Guangzhou, ChinaWeiming Tang & Joseph D. TuckerUniversity of California, Los Angeles, CA, USATanmay Mahapatra AuthorsSearch for Meng Li in:Nature Research journals • PubMed • Google ScholarSearch for Weiming

Factors Associated with Loss-to-Follow-Up during Behavioral Interventions and HIV Testing Cohort among Men Who Have Sex with Men in Nanjing, China

Background Behavioral interventions (BIs) remained the cornerstone of HIV prevention in resource-limited settings. One of the major concerns for such efforts is the loss-to-follow-up (LTFU) that threatens almost every HIV control program involving high-risk population groups. Methods To evaluate the factors associated with LTFU during BIs and HIV testing among men who have sex...

Higher Prevalence of Sexual Transmitted Diseases and Correlates of Genital Warts among Heterosexual Males Attending Sexually Transmitted Infection Clinics (MSCs) in Jiangmen, China: Implication for the Up-Taking of STD Related Service

Background Increasing burden of STDs is one of China’s major public health concerns. However, only a limited number of studies have ever investigated the prevalence of these STDs, particular for genital warts and its correlates among heterosexual males attending STD clinics in China. In order to fill this gap, we conducted a cross-sectional study among MSCs in Jiangmen, China...

Feasibility of Recruiting a Diverse Sample of Men Who Have Sex with Men: Observation from Nanjing, China

Background Respondent-driven-sampling (RDS) has well been recognized as a method for sampling from most hard-to-reach populations like commercial sex workers, drug users and men who have sex with men. However the feasibility of this sampling strategy in terms of recruiting a diverse spectrum of these hidden populations has not been understood well yet in developing countries...