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Drug-Using Men Who Have Sex With Men: Sexual Behaviours and Sexual Identities
Culture, Health & Sexuality
  • S. Deren
  • M. Stark
  • F. Rhodes
  • Harvey A. Siegal, Wright State University - Main Campus
  • L. Cottler
  • M. Wood
  • L. Kochems
  • Robert G. Carlson, Wright State University - Main Campus
  • Russel S. Falck, Wright State University - Main Campus
  • K. Rourke
  • R. Trotter
  • B. Weir
  • M. F. Goldstein
  • L. Wright-DeAguero
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Men who have sex with men (MSM) and use drugs are at high risk for H V. This study assessed drug and sex-related risk behaviours and sexual identities for MSMIdrug injectors and crack smokers. One hundred and forty four MSM drug injectors and crack smokers from five USA cities were interviewed. One-third of the men were current injectors, twice as many reported lifetime injection. Most (56%) reported sex with women in the prior year; sex trading was reported by 32% with males and 53% with females. There were significant differences between private and public sexual identities. For example, while 31% reported being behaviourally bisexual, only 17% identified themselves to others as bisexual. Drug using MSM are clearly a heterogeneous group and prevention messages addressing this diversity are needed.

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S. Deren, M. Stark, F. Rhodes, Harvey A. Siegal, et al.. "Drug-Using Men Who Have Sex With Men: Sexual Behaviours and Sexual Identities" Culture, Health & Sexuality Vol. 3 Iss. 3 (2001) p. 329 - 338 ISSN: 13691058
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