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J AIDS Clin Res. Author manuscript; available in PMC 2015 April 01. Published in final edited form as: J AIDS Clin Res. 2014 July ; 5(7): 319–. doi:10.4172/2155-6113.1000319.

HIV/AIDS - Related Knowledge, Attitudes, and Sexual Practices among Migrant Wives in Rural Anhui Province, China Huachun Zou1,2,3,4, Xin Dai2, Xiaojun Meng5, Huadong Wang6, Chao Jiang7, Yanchun Wang6, Lin Zhang8, Yongqing Gao9, Song Tang10, Tan Xu11,12, Wenjie Sun9,12,*, and Yufeng Wen7,* 1Melbourne

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2School

Sexual Health Centre, Alfred Health, Melbourne, Australia

of Population and Global Health, the University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia

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of Public Health and Community Medicine, the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia 4Centre 5Wuxi

for Population Health, Burnet Institute, Melbourne, Australia

Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Wuxi, China

6Anhui

Provincial Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Hefei, China

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of Public Health, Wannan Medical College, Wuhu, China

8Clinical

Laboratory, Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Beijing, China

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of Food Science, Guangdong Pharmaceutical University, Zhongshan, China

10School

of Environment and Sustainability, University of Saskatchewan, SK, Canada

11School

of Public Health, Medical College of Soochow University, Suzhou, China

12School

of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Tulane

Abstract Background—Migrant wives have been increasing in some poor rural regions of China and they may bridge HIV transmission across regions. This study aimed to assess HIV/AIDS-related knowledge, attitudes and sexual practices among this population in rural Anhui Province, China.

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Methods—A cross-sectional survey was conducted with questionnaire of HIV/AIDS-related knowledge, attitudes, and sexual practices between June 2011 and May 2012. A total of 730

Copyright: © 2014 Zou H, 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. * Corresponding authors: Wenjie Sun, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Tulane University, LA, USA, School of Food Science, Guangdong Pharmaceutical University, Zhongshan, 1440 Canal Street, Suite 2100 New Orleans, LA 70112, China, Tel: 504-988-4223; [email protected] Yufeng Wen, School of Public Health, Wannan Medical College, Wuhu, 22 Wenchang Xi road, Wuhu, China, Tel: +86 055 3393 2059; [email protected] Citation: Zou H, Dai X, Meng X, Wang H, Jiang C, et al. (2014) HIV/AIDS - Related Knowledge, Attitudes, and Sexual Practices among Migrant Wives in Rural Anhui Province, China. J AIDS Clin Res 5: 319. doi:10.4172/2155-6113.1000319

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migrant wives and 207 local women were enrolled in this study. Unpaired T-test, Chi-square was utilized to compare the difference of HIV/AIDS knowledge, attitudes and sexual practices between migrant wives and local women.

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Results—Around 80% of the migrant wives were from Yunnan, Guizhou, or Sichuan Provinces. The main sources of HIV/AIDS information were TV/radio, posters, and newspapers/periodicals. HIV/AIDS knowledge level among migrant wives was significantly lower than that among local women (e.g. 47.1% vs 57.0% (p

AIDS - Related Knowledge, Attitudes, and Sexual Practices among Migrant Wives in Rural Anhui Province, China.

Migrant wives have been increasing in some poor rural regions of China and they may bridge HIV transmission across regions. This study aimed to assess...
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