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Commercial Sex Worker Use Among Male Chinese Rural-Urban Migrants

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Objective: To explore HIV/AIDS sexual risk behaviors and specifically the use of commercial sex workers among Chinese male rural-urban migrants. Methods: The study design is loosely based on diffusion of innovation theory and examines the hedonistic tendencies of this group. Survey data were collected from male rural to urban migrants by an anonymous questionnaire in 2 Chinese cities. Results: A total of 1595 migrant workers were included in this study. At the time of this study, 27.6% had used commercial sex workers, and 79.9% of those did so for the first time after moving to the cities. Conclusion: Findings suggest that interventions to reduce use of commercial sex workers should be implemented before or as soon as possible after rural urban males move to urban environments.
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Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: 1: Professor, Center for Tobacco Control Research, School of Medicine, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China;, Email: Ti[email protected] 2: Professor, Health Promotion and Education Program, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH 3: Student, Department of Sociology, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 4: Professor, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, Xinjiang Medical University, Wulumuji, China

Publication date: January 1, 2012

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