Prevalence and risk and protective factors associated with HIV-related behavior among transgender people in Hong Kong

Yiu Tung SUEN, Randolph Chun Ho CHAN

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Abstract

This paper presents findings from the first large-scale quantitative study into HIV-related behavior among transgender people in Hong Kong. A survey of 195 transgender people found that only one-third of those who had engaged in sexual behavior in the past 3 months reported consistent condom use. Stable relationships, beliefs in low HIV transmission risk, and condom inaccessibility were cited as reasons for inconsistent condom use. The HIV testing figures were also strikingly low. This study demonstrates an urgent need for addressing HIV issues among transgender people in Hong Kong as there are currently no such specific services. Copyright © 2019 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)148-163
JournalJournal of Gay and Lesbian Social Services
Volume32
Issue number2
Early online date20 Dec 2019
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Citation

Suen, Y. T., & Chan, R. C. H. (2020). Prevalence and risk and protective factors associated with HIV-related behavior among transgender people in Hong Kong. Journal of Gay & Lesbian Social Services, 32(2), 148-163. doi: 10.1080/10538720.2019.1690609

Keywords

  • Transgender
  • Sexual risk behavior
  • Consistent condom use
  • HIV testing
  • Hong Kong

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