Club drug use, sexual behavior, and hiv risk among community and internet samples of hispanic msm: Implications for clinicians

M. Isabel Fernández, Tatiana Perrino, G. Stephen Bowen, Nilda Hernandez, Saray A. Cardenas, David Marsh, Alfredo Rehbein

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Abstract

Hispanic men who have sex with men (MSM) are at high risk of HIV infection. This study reports on the club drug use and sexual behaviors of two distinct samples (community and Internet) of Hispanic MSM living in the AIDS epicenter of Miami-Dade County. Both samples reported high rates of unprotected anal sex and high numbers of sex partners; rates of club drug use (cocaine, ecstasy, methamphetamines, GHB, amyl nitrites, and Viagra) were also high. Recent use of club drugswas associated with both unprotected receptive and insertive anal sex inthe Internet sample, but not in the community sample. Implications forsocial work practice are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)81-100
Number of pages20
JournalJournal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions
Volume5
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2005

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Keywords

  • Club drugs
  • Hispanic Msm
  • Risks of HIV/AIDS
  • Unprotected sex

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Rehabilitation

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