slide1 n.
Download
Skip this Video
Loading SlideShow in 5 Seconds..
I. Azwa 1 , E. Celaya 2 , I. Yee 3 , K. Baker 4 , S.H. Lim 3 , A. Ashraf 5 , PowerPoint Presentation
Download Presentation
I. Azwa 1 , E. Celaya 2 , I. Yee 3 , K. Baker 4 , S.H. Lim 3 , A. Ashraf 5 ,

Loading in 2 Seconds...

play fullscreen
1 / 6

I. Azwa 1 , E. Celaya 2 , I. Yee 3 , K. Baker 4 , S.H. Lim 3 , A. Ashraf 5 , - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • 94 Views
  • Uploaded on

A Bio B ehavioural and Prevalence study of HIV, syphilis and Hepatitis B in high risk men who have sex with men (MSM) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. I. Azwa 1 , E. Celaya 2 , I. Yee 3 , K. Baker 4 , S.H. Lim 3 , A. Ashraf 5 , F.T. Tai 2 , M. Choo Kok Keong 3, D. Dangerfield 1

loader
I am the owner, or an agent authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of the copyrighted work described.
capcha
Download Presentation

PowerPoint Slideshow about 'I. Azwa 1 , E. Celaya 2 , I. Yee 3 , K. Baker 4 , S.H. Lim 3 , A. Ashraf 5 ,' - licia


An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Presentation Transcript
slide1

A Bio Behavioural and Prevalence study of HIV, syphilis and Hepatitis B in high risk men who have sex with men (MSM) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

I. Azwa 1, E. Celaya2, I. Yee3, K. Baker 4, S.H. Lim3, A. Ashraf5,

F.T. Tai2, M. Choo Kok Keong3, D. Dangerfield1

1 University Malaya, Department of Medicine, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2 PT Foundation, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 3 CERIA, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 4 London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom, 5 Terrence Higgins Trust, London, United Kingdom

objective and methods
Objective and Methods
  • The MSM community is a heterogeneous and hidden population in Malaysia due to stigma, cultural and religious influences.
  • Previous studies looking at the HIV prevalence within the MSM population in Kuala Lumpur such as the venue day time sampling (Kanter et al, 2011) recorded surprisingly low levels of HIV. (VDTS -3.9%)
  • The Objective of the study was to describe the risk behaviours and estimate the prevalence and risk factors of HIV, syphilis and hepatitis B in high risk MSM attending a voluntary counselling and testing (VCT) centre in Kuala Lumpur.
  • High risk behaviour was defined as MSM who engaged in unprotected anal intercourse (UAI) in the previous 6 months
  • Clients completed a self- administered questionnaire on sexual behaviour, alcohol and substance use and HIV/STI testing and knowledge
  • Each client was tested for HIV using a rapid test kit (Intec, Korea) and venous blood was tested for syphilis (RPR and TPPA) and Hepatitis B (hepatitis B surface Antigen and surface antibody)
results
Results

Sociodemographics

Prevalence (N=229)

  • 229 men fulfilled inclusion criteria
  • Mean age – 29 years
  • 55% Chinese, 35% Malays
  • 94% single, 4% married
  • 72% university graduates
  • 85% identified as homosexual
results1
Results

Sexual Behaviour

Recreational Drug Use

conclusion
Conclusion
  • Highest rates of HIV prevalence reported to date within high risk MSM in Kuala Lumpur
  • Syphilis prevalence very similar to that of HIV and may be fuelling the HIV epidemic within the MSM population
  • High levels of UAI and recreational drug use particularly for the purposes of sex are prevalent within this population
  • There is an urgent need to provide more effective and targeted HIV prevention education and strategies to combat the spread of HIV infection within the MSM community in Malaysia
  • Future studies need to look at HIV incidence within established MSM cohorts, the role of cultural and religious norms and perceived stigma on risk behaviour, the impact of newer HIV prevention strategies on HIV incidence and include online recruitment given the high numbers that use the internet to solicit partners for sex