High Risk Behaviors for HIV and STIs Among Men Who Have Sex with Men Aged 15−19 Years — Guangzhou City and Tianjin Municipality, China, 2018

Hui Liu, National Centre for AIDS/STD Control and Prevention, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Beijing, China, G. Johnston Lisa, Lei Zhang, Mengjie Han, Hao Zhu, Jie Yang, Jingyan Li, Lu Liu, Yujing Liu, Mark Prabhu Shirley, University of California, San Francisco, Global Health Sciences, San Francisco, USA (+5 others)
2020 China CDC Weekly  
There has been a steady increase of new reported HIV infections in individuals aged 15-24 years, primarily from self-reported men who have sex with men (MSM). MSM aged 15-19 years practiced behaviors that put them at high risk for HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Systems to address their unique risks and vulnerabilities in both school settings and in high impact HIV interventions may be inadequate. Special needs of MSM aged 15-19 years must be met by starting sex education
more » ... ting sex education in junior high school and sensitizing health workers in and out of school settings on quality counselling, testing, and referral. Piloting approaches that address age of consent issues are also suggested.
doi:10.46234/ccdcw2020.124 pmid:34594682 pmcid:PMC8393125 fatcat:g4kx4ykx4jclfkmooe2kivyexm