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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.
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PMID:  23196860     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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 Avila
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-11-30
Journal Detail:
Title:  AIDS and behavior     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1573-3254     ISO Abbreviation:  AIDS Behav     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
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Created Date:  2012-11-30     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9712133     Medline TA:  AIDS Behav     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
HIV Center for Clinical and Behavioral Studies, New York State Psychiatric Institute and Columbia University, 1051 Riverside Drive, Unit 15, 10032, New York, NY, USA, balaniv@nyspi.columbia.edu.
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