Table 3

Bivariate comparison of HIV sero-status and sexual and blood-borne infection testing experience for Asian and non-Asian MSM
Characteristics Non-Asian Asian p-value
n/N (%) n/N (%)
Ever been tested for HIV
No 112/998 (11.2) 23/108 (21.3) 0.004
Yes 866/998 (86.8) 81/108 (75.0)
Don’t know 20/998 (2.0) 4/108 (3.7)
Tested for HIV in past 2 years*
No 247/791 (31.2) 39/102 (38.2) 0.18
Yes 544/791 (68.8) 63/102 (61.8)
Self-reported HIV serostatus
Negative 746/1002 (74.5) 89/109 (81.7) <0.001
Positive 181/1002 (18.1) 3/109 (2.8)
Don’t know 75/1002 (7.5) 17/109 (15.6)
HIV test result from dried blood sample
Negative 807/996 (81.0) 104/108 (96.3) <0.001
Positive 189/996 (19.0) 4/108 (3.7)
HIV test result from dried blood sample in participants < 30 years of age
Negative 335/361 (92.8) 54/55 (98.2) 0.23
Positive 26/361 (7.2) 1/55 (1.8)
Disclosed male sex partners to a health care professional
No 190/979 (19.4) 32/108 (29.6) 0.016
Yes 789/979 (80.6) 76/108 (70.4)
Ever tested for gonorrhea
No 213/978 (21.8) 39/108 (36.1) 0.001
Yes 688/978 (70.3) 58/108 (53.7)
Don’t know 77/978 (7.9) 11/108 (10.2)
Tested for gonorrhea in past 2 years
No 448/954 (47) 59/105 (56.2) 0.080
Yes 506/954 (53) 46/105 (43.8)
Ever tested for syphilis
No 252/980 (25.7) 37/107 (34.6) 0.13
Yes 646/980 (65.9) 61/107 (57.0)
Don’t know 82/980 (8.4) 9/107 (8.4)
Tested for syphilis in past 2 years
No 445/948 (46.9) 53/103 (51.5) 0.41
Yes 503/948 (53.1) 50/103 (48.5)
Ever tested for hepatitis C
No 203/977 (20.8) 38/108 (35.2) <0.001
Yes 669/977 (68.5) 55/108 (50.9)
Don’t know 105/977 (10.7) 15/108 (13.9)
Tested for HCV in the past 2 years
No 441/902 (48.9) 63/103 (61.2) 0.022
Yes 461/902 (51.1) 40/103 (38.8)

*Asked only of self-reported HIV negative or unknown participants.

Maung Maung et al.

Maung Maung et al. BMC Public Health 2013 13:763   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-763

Open Data