Gender and HIV Risk Behavior in China

Yelan Guo, Old Dominion University
Xiushi Yang, Old Dominion University

Gender differences in the prevalence of HIV risk behaviors and infection are well established. Gender differences in major causes leading to HIV risk behaviors are much less researched in China. Using data from a large and population-based survey conducted in 2002 in southwestern China, this paper tries to examine gender-specific correlates of HIV risky sexual and drug use behaviors in the general population. Both bivariate and multivariate analyses will be performed. The findings are expected to shed light on whether and how men and women differ in their causes of HIV risk behaviors. A better understanding of gender-specific correlates of HIV risk behaviors will be critical in developing targeted and gender relevant prevention intervention programs.

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Presented in Session 107: Gender and HIV/AIDS