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Table 2 Testing and sexual behaviors of MSM recruited in different programs in Guangzhou, China between 2009 and 2013 (N = 7535)

From: Can HIV service data be used for surveillance purposes?: a case study in Guangzhou, China

Variables Testing servicea(n = 5311) Surveillance (n = 2224)
Number Frequency Number Frequency
HIV testing record
Never tested 1317 28.0 696 31.3
Tested in the past 6 months 1051 22.3 683 30.7
Ever tested 2339 49.7 845 38.0
No. of male partners in the last 3 months
0 302 10.0 N/A N/A
1 1512 50.0 N/A N/A
2 to 3 1016 33.6 N/A N/A
4 to 9 158 5.2 N/A N/A
10 or more 36.0 1.2 N/A N/A
No. of male partners in the last six months
0 N/A N/A 210 9.4
1 N/A N/A 687 30.9
2 to 3 N/A N/A 921 41.5
4 to 9 N/A N/A 311 14.0
10 or more N/A N/A 93 4.2
Condomless anal intercourse with male in the last three months
Yes 1099 37.1 N/A N/A
No 2963 62.9 N/A N/A
Condomless anal intercourse with male in the last six months
Yes N/A N/A 1286 57.8
No N/A N/A 938 42.2
Used condom during the last intercourse with male
Yes 1945 69.0 1383 68.7
No 873 31.0 630 31.3
  1. aFor HIV service data, 604 cases were not known their HIV testing records were excluded from analysis. The “Ever tested” in HIV service data presented the sample of the date of the last test was not available. For the change of the program data collection plan in 2013, No. of male partners in the last three months, condomless anal intercourse with a male in the last three months, and used a condom during the last intercourse with male information were not available