International travel among HIV-positive and HIV-negative men who have sex with men, San Francisco, USA
Published Date:Oct 2011
Source:Int J STD AIDS. 22(10):568-570.
Hepatitis A Vaccines
Hepatitis B Vaccines
Men Who Have Sex With Men (MSM)
Surveys And Questionnaires
Pubmed Central ID:PMC4785882
Funding:P30 MH062246/MH/NIMH NIH HHS/United States
T32 MH019105/MH/NIMH NIH HHS/United States
T32 MH019105-20/MH/NIMH NIH HHS/United States
U1B PS003247/PS/NCHHSTP CDC HHS/United States
Description:We measured the prevalence of international travel, the demographic and risk profile of international travellers and risk and preventive behaviours of travellers among HIV-negative and HIV-positive men who have sex with men (MSM), based in San Francisco, CA, USA, through the addition of questions to the local implementation of the National HIV Behavioral Surveillance survey in 2008. Of 270 MSM participating in the survey, slightly more than one-quarter (26.3%) had travelled internationally in the last year. Those with a history of international travel were more likely to be foreign born, of a higher socioeconomic status and HIV uninfected. Of eight HIV-positive MSM who travelled internationally (11.3% of HIV-positive MSM), all were on antiretroviral therapy and only three recalled being vaccinated for hepatitis A and B. Human papillomavirus infection was also higher among international travellers. Travel health services must be improved to address special needs of this population of international travellers.
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