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High prevalence of substance use among men who have sex with men in Buenos Aires, Argentina: implications for HIV risk behavior.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23196860     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
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.
Authors:
Iván C Balán; Alex Carballo-Diéguez; Curtis Dolezal; Rubén Marone; María A Pando; Victoria Barreda; María M Ávila
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  AIDS and behavior     Volume:  17     ISSN:  1573-3254     ISO Abbreviation:  AIDS Behav     Publication Date:  2013 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-04-24     Completed Date:  2013-09-17     Revised Date:  2014-05-08    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9712133     Medline TA:  AIDS Behav     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1296-304     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Age Distribution
Alcohol Drinking / epidemiology
Argentina / epidemiology
Bisexuality / statistics & numerical data*
Condoms / statistics & numerical data,  utilization
Female
HIV Infections / epidemiology*,  transmission
Health Surveys
Homosexuality, Male / statistics & numerical data*
Humans
Logistic Models
Male
Prevalence
Risk Factors
Risk-Taking*
Socioeconomic Factors
Substance-Related Disorders / epidemiology*
Unsafe Sex / statistics & numerical data*
Young Adult
Grant Support
ID/Acronym/Agency:
P30-MH43520/MH/NIMH NIH HHS; P50 MH043520/MH/NIMH NIH HHS; R01 MH073410/MH/NIMH NIH HHS; R01 MH073410/MH/NIMH NIH HHS; R21 AA018075/AA/NIAAA NIH HHS; R21 AA018075/AA/NIAAA NIH HHS
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