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Title

High Prevalence of Substance Use Among Men Who have Sex with Men in Buenos Aires, Argentina: Implications for HIV Risk Behavior.

Authors

Balán IC, Carballo-Diéguez A, Dolezal C, Marone R, Pando MA, Barreda V, Avila MM.

Network Affiliation

Other

Organization

 

Journal Name

AIDS and Behavior

Publication Date

5/1/2013

PubMed Search

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=23196860

Link to full-text

 

PMID

23196860

Abstract

Five hundred gay and other men who have sex with men (G&MSM) from Buenos Aires, Argentina completed an assessment regarding substance use and sexual behavior. During the past 2 months, 78 % of participants consumed alcohol and 61 % drugs. Over 20 % of participants reporting alcohol, marijuana, cocaine sulfate, or tranquilizer use, did so daily. Heavy alcohol use was more likely among participants with greater mood reactivity (AOR = 1.64) and less likely among those who identified as gay (AOR = 0.38). Weekly drug use was less likely among older (AOR = 0.98), and gay-identified participants (AOR = 0.50), but more likely among participants with greater mood reactivity (AOR = 1.49). Drug use was correlated with unprotected anal and vaginal intercourse with men, women, and transvestites among non-gay identified participants (r = 0.22). Findings highlight the need to reduce substance use and sexual risk behavior in this population.

Keywords

 

Topic

Behavior; Latino/Latina; MSM; Substance Abuse

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