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Knock on the closet : how Chinese cultural and social factors affect the HIV/AIDS epidemic among men who have sex with men (MSM) in Hong Kong


Document type: mthesis
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Abstract: The aim of this thesis is to explore how culture and social factors make the men who have sex with men (MSM) population in Hong Kong more vulnerable to HIV/AIDS. Methodology: information and data are obtained through reviewing literature and from a small-scale field study. Ten semi-constructed, one-to-one interviews with 10 self-identified gay or bisexual Chinese MSM were carried out in March- Mid April 2007 in Hong Kong. Findings: Low participation rate in gay-based organization and insensitivity to politics, no active paricipation in fighting for gay rights; Knowledge deficit on HIV infection prevention because of absent or insufficient sex education from school and family; Difficulty in maintaining a long term relationship because of social stigma and discrimination, while a long term relationship was perceived as a reason to reduce number of sexual partners; Optimism about treatment is not common.
Authors: Pui Sai, C.
Country: Hong Kong
Category: Research
Department: Development Policy & Practice
Institute: KIT (Royal Tropical Institute)
Keywords: HIV and AIDS , disease prevention and control , men
Language: eng
Organization: KIT - Royal Tropical Institute
PAGE: vi, 51
Year: 2008
Region: East Asia
Right: © 2008 Pui Sai
Subject: Health and Nutrition
Title: Knock on the closet : how Chinese cultural and social factors affect the HIV/AIDS epidemic among men who have sex with men (MSM) in Hong Kong
Training: Master in International Health (MIH)