Demographic Determinants Associated with HIV Risky Sexual Behaviors among Thai Males: A Literature Review

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Poolsuk Janepanish


The integrated literature review aimed to examine demographic determinants associated with HIV risky sexual behaviors among Thai Males. A literature search was conducted using three databases published in English from 1995-2007. The application of carefully constructed inclusion criteria identified 11 relevant articles. According to HIV risky sexual behaviors among Thai young adult males: inconsistent condom use, multiple sex partners, and anal intercourse, this article elicited that Thai single males aged 25-29 years old, low educated, and resident in the urban areas of Thailand were associated with inconsistent condom use. However, the association between marital status and inconsistent condom use was not consistent. For multiple sex partners, five studies stated that being single, older than 21 years and lower educated were associated with having multiple sex partners among Thai males. Moreover, Thai males who lived in urban areas or big cities had evidence of multiple sex partners more so than those in rural areas or other parts of Thailand. The studies of anal intercourse reported different aspects of demographics from inconsistent condom use and multiple sex partners. They found that Thai male who had experience with anal intercourse were strongly associated with a high educational level, including university and vocational school. Moreover, these Thai men were generally younger. After the demographic determinants of risky sexual behaviors are completely documented, the urgent need for more effective behavioral interventions should be addressed, Understanding these issues is important if programs are to be properly prioritized, appropriately, designed to address the needs of target population.

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Janepanish, P. (2010). Demographic Determinants Associated with HIV Risky Sexual Behaviors among Thai Males: A Literature Review. Ramathibodi Medical Journal, 33(2), 92–100. Retrieved from
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