Club Drug Use, Sexual Behavior, and HIV Risk Among Community and Internet Samples of Hispanic MSM: Implications for Clinicians
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Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions
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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 drugs was associated with both unprotected receptive and insertive anal sex in the Internet sample, but not in the community sample. Implications for social work practice are discussed.
Medical Specialties | Medicine and Health Sciences | Osteopathic Medicine and Osteopathy
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Conference material published in Proceedings
Fernandez, Maria I.; Perrino, Tatiana; Bowen, George Stephen; Hernandez, Nilda; Cardenas, Saray A.; Marsh, David; and Rehbein, Alfredo, "Club Drug Use, Sexual Behavior, and HIV Risk Among Community and Internet Samples of Hispanic MSM: Implications for Clinicians" (2005). Faculty Articles. 221.