Dec 12, 2009

Sex Survey for Pinoy PLUs

I recently received an email from students of UP Manila asking for help in getting PLUs to answer an MSM sex survey. (A few other bloggers were sent the same email.) These students, from the Department of Epidemiology of UP Manila’s College of Public Health, are conducting a thesis on “HIV-related Risk Behaviours, Knowledge, Attitudes, and Health-seeking Behaviours of Men who have Sex with Men (MSM) in the Philippines.” Since majority of MSMs do their hook-ups discreetly, it is of course hard to get respondents for such a study and the Internet is really the most viable means of getting participants.

So, I encourage you to head on over to their website where you get briefed on how to respond and be directed to their online survey. You might recall that I asked you to answer a similar survey early this year (which still hasn’t published any results, grrr), but that survey targeted Asian men. This new one targets only Filipino males and I hope this can provide valuable data for developing programs to help prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS and other STDs.


Tristan Tan wrote on December 13, 2009 at 2:30 AM:

I took the survey just out of curiosity and found that it was no different from other gay/hiv/sti surveys I have taken before. Sadly, some questions were "leading" questions designed to elicit a certain response. It seems to me that the researchers have already written their results chapter and are just looking for numbers to back up their conclusions. Needless to say, the survey could have been designed better.

But that's just me. Hehe.

Vince wrote on December 20, 2009 at 11:17 PM:

Tristan, after a while, nakakasawa nang sumagot ng mga ganitong survey, ano? And I agree that the questions were leading.