Metrics details. The response of the government has focused on the recognized high risk populations, mainly young male drug users. This concentration on one high risk population may leave other populations under-protected or unprepared for the risk and the consequences of HIV infection. In particular, attention to women's risks of exposure and needs for care may not receive sufficient attention as long as the perception persists that the epidemic is predominantly among young males. Without more knowledge of the epidemic among women, policy makers and planners cannot ensure that programs will also serve women's needs.
Under current HIV transmission mechanisms operating in Vietnam, women are seen as victims of their male partners. Having multiple sexual partners is one of the well-known risk factors for HIV infection. However, little is known about women's risky sexual behaviour and their vulnerability to HIV in Vietnam. This study aims to explore association between early sexual initiation and the number of lifetime sexual partners in Vietnamese women.
One girl by no means an exemplar of the culture at large in my circle says she feels like a banana who has little in common with her Chinese peers, male or female. Lyly tran. The women of rural Vietnam who descend on the tourist areas are driven by poverty. Relaxation is a luxury a gentleman must concede himself.
Method of extrapolation from the study provinces and calculation of the national population size of men who have sex with men. Although the prevalence of HIV among men who have sex with men MSM in Vietnam has been increasing in recent years, there are no estimates of the population size of MSM based on tested empirical methods. This study aimed to estimate the size of the MSM population in 12 provinces in Vietnam and extrapolate from those areas to generate a national population estimate of MSM.