Syphilis Infection among Drug Users in Different Regions in China - Develop Targeted Intervention StrategyWeidong Zhang1, Gang Zeng2 and Fan Lv2*
- *Corresponding Author:
- Dr. Fan Lv
Unit of HIV/AIDS Information and Policy
National Center for AIDS/STD Control and Prevention
Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Nanwei Street 27, 100050, Beijing, China
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: November 05, 2011; Accepted date: December 01, 2011; Published date: December 03, 2011
Citation: Zhang W, Zeng G, Fan Lv (2011) Syphilis Infection among Drug Users in Different Regions in China –Develop Targeted Intervention Strategy. J Community Med Health Edu 1:105. doi: 10.4172/2161-0711.1000105
Copyright: © 2011 Zhang W, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Aim: To understand the sex behaviors and demographic characteristics associated with syphilis infection among drug users in China, to provide useful information for HIV/AIDS prevention and intervention strategy.
Methods: Convenience sampling method or snowball sampling method was used to recruit drug users. Logistic regression was used to analyse independent association between syphilis and risk behaviours.
Results: Syphilis prevalence in Guangxi Nanning, Xinjiang Kashi and Guangdong Dongguan were 17.5%, 10.4%, and 9.6%, respectively. Factors significantly associated with syphilis in Guangxi Nanning was: female vs. male (OR 8.50; p=0.001); factors significantly associated with syphilis in Xinjiang Kashi were: female vs. male (OR 7.44; p<0.05), married vs. single (OR 2.51; p<0.05), ≤ 9 years vs. more than 9 years (OR 3.06; p<0.05); factors significantly associated with syphilis in Guangdong Dongguan were: female vs. male (OR 4.52; p=0.001), married vs. single (OR 3.96; p=0.001), ≤ 9 years education versus > 9 years (OR 3.12; p<0.01), IDU versus Non-IDU (OR 2.81; p<0.05).
Conclusion: Now, the major mode of HIV transmission in China is sexual transmission, targeted prevention and intervention should focus on at-risk groups.