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Methamphetamine and young men who have sex with men: understanding patterns and correlates of use and the association with HIV-related sexual risk.

Garofalo, Robert and Mustanski, Brian S and McKirnan, David J and Herrick, Amy and Donenberg, Geri R (2007) Methamphetamine and young men who have sex with men: understanding patterns and correlates of use and the association with HIV-related sexual risk. Archives of pediatrics & adolescent medicine, 161 (6). 591 - 596. ISSN 1072-4710

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OBJECTIVE: To examine patterns, consequences, and correlates of methamphetamine use among adolescent and young adult men who have sex with men (YMSM). DESIGN: Descriptive, bivariate, and hierarchical regression analyses of cross-sectional data. SETTING: Howard Brown Health Center, a community-based facility in Chicago, Ill, from August 2004 to September 2005. PARTICIPANTS: Three hundred ten YMSM who completed an anonymous, computer-assisted survey. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE: Methamphetamine use in the past year. RESULTS: Participants ranged in age from 16 to 24 years (mean age, 20.3 years); 30% were white and 70% were of other race/ethnicity (African American, 33%; Hispanic, 26%; Asian or Pacific Islander, 3%; and other, 8%). Participants reported many high-risk sexual and substance use behaviors. Thirteen percent used methamphetamine in the past year. Methamphetamine use was more common among human immunodeficiency virus-infected participants (odds ratio, 2.8; 95% confidence interval, 1.3-5.3) and varied by age and race/ethnicity; substantially higher prevalence was reported by older and non-African American YMSM (P


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Item Type: Article
Status: Published
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Garofalo, Robert
Mustanski, Brian S
McKirnan, David J
Herrick, Amyalh75@pitt.eduALH75
Donenberg, Geri R
Centers: Other Centers, Institutes, or Units > Center for LGBT Health Research
Date: June 2007
Date Type: Publication
Journal or Publication Title: Archives of pediatrics & adolescent medicine
Volume: 161
Number: 6
Publisher: American Medical Association
Page Range: 591 - 596
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.1001/archpedi.161.6.591
Schools and Programs: Graduate School of Public Health > Behavioral and Community Health Sciences
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 1072-4710
MeSH Headings: Adolescent; Adult; Age Factors; Amphetamine-Related Disorders--epidemiology; Amphetamine-Related Disorders--psychology; Cross-Sectional Studies; Ethnic Groups; HIV Infections--epidemiology; Homosexuality, Male; Humans; Male; Methamphetamine; Prevalence; Regression Analysis; Risk-Taking; Self Concept; Stress, Psychological
PubMed ID: 17548765
Date Deposited: 15 Jul 2013 20:04
Last Modified: 25 Aug 2017 05:03


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