Prevalence and correlates of Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus infection in a sample of men who have sex with men in eastern China

T. Zhang, H. Lin, Veenu Minhas, W. Zhu, Charles Wood, N. He

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This study aimed to determine the seroprevalence of Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KSHV) and related factors in men who have sex with men (MSM) in China. A total of 208 subjects were recruited from eastern China from 2008 to 2009. Plasma samples were collected and screened for KSHV, HIV and syphilis. Overall, KSHV seroprevalence was 32·7% in the subjects. About 92·7% of subjects reported having ever had anal sex with a man, of whom 67·8% had receptive anal sex and 77·9% had insertive anal sex. About 93·1% of the study participants reported having had oral sex with a man, of whom 76·0% had receptive oral sex and 56·7% had insertive oral sex. KSHV seropositivity was independently associated with receptive anal sex [odds ratio (OR) 2·68, 95% confidence interval (CI) 1·15-6·23], syphilis (OR 3·25, 95% CI 1·56- 6·76) and HSV-2 infection (OR 2·40, 95% CI 1·09- 5·26). KSHV infection is highly prevalent and is probably sexually transmitted among MSM in eastern China.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1823-1830
Number of pages8
JournalEpidemiology and Infection
Volume141
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2013

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Odds Ratio
Seroepidemiologic Studies
Confidence Intervals
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Sex Ratio
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Keywords

  • China
  • Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus
  • men who have sex with men
  • prevalence

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  • Epidemiology
  • Infectious Diseases

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Prevalence and correlates of Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus infection in a sample of men who have sex with men in eastern China. / Zhang, T.; Lin, H.; Minhas, Veenu; Zhu, W.; Wood, Charles; He, N.

In: Epidemiology and Infection, Vol. 141, No. 9, 01.09.2013, p. 1823-1830.

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