"Getting to Zero" Among Men Who Have Sex with Men in China: a Review of the HIV Care Continuum.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To review the literature on progress towards UNAIDS 90-90-90 targets for HIV prevention and treatment among men who have sex with men (MSM) in China. RECENT FINDINGS: China has made progress towards UNAIDS 90-90-90 targets among MSM. However, socio-structural barriers, including HIV-related stigma and homophobia, persist at each stage of the HIV care continuum, leading to substantial levels of attrition and high risk of forward HIV transmission. Moreover, access to key prevention tools, such as pre-exposure prophylaxis, is still limited. Multilevel interventions, many using digital intervention, have been shown effective in pragmatic randomized controlled trials in China. Multilevel interventions incorporating digital health have led to significant improvement in engagement of Chinese MSM in the HIV care continuum. However, interventions that address socio-structural determinants, including HIV-related stigma and discrimination, towards Chinese MSM are needed.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Ritchwood, TD; He, J; Smith, MK; Tang, W; Ong, JJ; Oduro, A; Ntlapo, N; Tucker, JD

Published Date

  • December 2019

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 16 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 431 - 438

PubMed ID

  • 31792704

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC7163396

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1548-3576

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/s11904-019-00472-3


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States