Substance use and HIV risk behavior among men who have sex with men: The role of sexual compulsivity

Sarah E. Woolf-King, Thomas M. Rice, Hong Ha M. Truong, William J. Woods, Roy C. Jerome, Adam W. Carrico

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Abstract

The relationship between substance use, sexual compulsivity and sexual risk behavior was assessed with a probability-based sample of men who have sex with men (MSM). Stimulant, poppers, erectile dysfunction medication (EDM), alcohol use, and sexual compulsivity were independently associated with higher odds of engaging in any serodiscordant unprotected anal intercourse (SDUAI). The association of sexual compulsivity with SDUAI was moderated by poppers and EDM use. Behavioral interventions are needed to optimize biomedical prevention of HIV among substance using MSM.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)948-952
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Urban Health
Volume90
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Urban Studies
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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