The current report examined HIV-related high risk sexual behaviors among a small sample of gay and bisexual male methamphetamine abusers in Los Angeles.
Participants were 16 methamphet-amine-abusing or - dependent gay or bisexual males who participated in a treatment demonstration project between 1989 and 1993.
All participants completed the NIDA/WAVE survey, a detailed inventory of HIV-related risk behaviors.
Findings indicate a strong connection between methamphetamine abuse and high-risk sexual behavior.
For the 12 months prior to treatment 62.5% of participants reported having anal insertive sex without a condom, and 56.3% reported having sex with someone who had HIV Drug use before or during sex, measured on a 5-point Likert scale, was frequent (M=4.27, SD=0.7).
Implications for treatment of gay and bisexual male methamphetamine abusers and prevention of HIV among this population are discussed.
Mots-clés Pascal : SIDA, Virose, Infection, Prise risque, Toxicomanie, Métamfétamine, Stimulant SNC, Relation sexuelle, Homosexualité, Bisexualité, Mâle, Homme, Comportement, Santé, Psychotrope, Amphétamine dérivé, Immunopathologie, Immunodéficit
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : AIDS, Viral disease, Infection, Risk taking, Drug addiction, Metamfetamine, CNS stimulant, Sexual intercourse, Homosexuality, Bisexuality, Male, Human, Behavior, Health, Psychotropic, Amphetamine derivatives, Immunopathology, Immune deficiency
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0402123
Code Inist : 002B06D01. Création : 19/12/1997.