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dc.contributor.authorJustumus, Paulineen_US
dc.contributor.authorColby, Donnen_US
dc.contributor.authorMai Doan Anh, Thien_US
dc.contributor.authorBalestre, Ericen_US
dc.contributor.authorBecquet, Renauden_US
dc.contributor.authorOrne-Gliemann, Joannaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-01T02:25:02Z
dc.date.issued2013en_US
dc.identifier.citationJustumus, Pauline, Donn Colby, Thi Mai Doan Anh, Eric Balestre, Renaud Becquet, and Joanna Orne-Gliemann. 2013. “Willingness to Use the Internet to Seek Information on HIV Prevention and Care among Men Who Have Sex with Men in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.” PLoS ONE 8 (8): e71471. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0071471. http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0071471.en
dc.identifier.issn1932-6203en
dc.identifier.urihttp://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:11855848
dc.description.abstractBackground: In Vietnam, men who have sex with men (MSM) are highly affected by HIV and need new targeted HIV prevention strategies. Objectives: To assess the willingness to use the Internet to seek information on HIV prevention and care and associated factors among MSM in Ho Chi Minh City. Methods: A descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted in 2012. Participants were recruited using a convenience sampling method in venues most frequented by MSM and completed a self-administered questionnaire. Logistic regression models were performed to estimate factors associated with the willingness to use the Internet to seek information on HIV prevention and care. Results: A total of 358 MSM were approached for the survey and 222 questionnaires (62.0%) were eligible for analyses. Overall, 76.1% of the respondents reported that they were willing to use the Internet to seek information on HIV prevention and care. A number of male partners in last year less than or equal to 3 (Adjusted Odds Ratio: 3.07, 95% Confidence interval: 1.40–6.73), a history of STI screening (4.10, 1.02–16.48) and HIV testing (3.23, 1.20–8.64) and having ever sought a male sexual partner through the Internet (3.56, 1.55–8.18) were significantly positively associated with the willingness to use the Internet to seek information on HIV prevention and care. Conclusion: The MSM interviewed in Ho Chi Minh City reported a high willingness to use the Internet to seek information on HIV prevention and care. In a context where new media are increasingly considered as promising options for reaching this HIV risk group, further research should be conducted on developing and testing tailored online tools adapted to the needs of Vietnamese MSM.en
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherPublic Library of Scienceen
dc.relation.isversionofdoi:10.1371/journal.pone.0071471en
dc.relation.hasversionhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3747213/pdf/en
dash.licenseLAAen_US
dc.subjectComputer Scienceen
dc.subjectComputer Applicationsen
dc.subjectWeb-Based Applicationsen
dc.subjectMedicineen
dc.subjectInfectious Diseasesen
dc.subjectViral Diseasesen
dc.subjectHIVen
dc.subjectHIV diagnosis and managementen
dc.subjectHIV epidemiologyen
dc.subjectHIV preventionen
dc.subjectPublic Healthen
dc.subjectBehavioral and Social Aspects of Healthen
dc.subjectSocial and Behavioral Sciencesen
dc.subjectSociologyen
dc.subjectSexual and Gender Issuesen
dc.subjectSocial Discriminationen
dc.titleWillingness to Use the Internet to Seek Information on HIV Prevention and Care among Men Who Have Sex with Men in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnamen
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.description.versionVersion of Recorden
dc.relation.journalPLoS ONEen
dc.date.available2014-03-01T02:25:02Z
dc.identifier.doi10.1371/journal.pone.0071471*


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