Drug-using men who have sex with men: Sexual behaviours and sexual identities

Sherry Deren, Michael Stark, Fen Rhodes, Harvey Siegal, Linda Cottler, Michele M. Wood, Lee M. Kochems, Robert G. Carlson, Russel S. Falck, Kathryn Rourke, Robert T. Trotter, Brian Weir, M. F. Goldstein, L. Wright De Aguero

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Abstract

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 MSM Idrug 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 heterogenous group and prevention messages addressing this diversity are needed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)329-338
Number of pages10
JournalCulture, Health and Sexuality
Volume3
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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    Deren, S., Stark, M., Rhodes, F., Siegal, H., Cottler, L., Wood, M. M., Kochems, L. M., Carlson, R. G., Falck, R. S., Rourke, K., Trotter, R. T., Weir, B., Goldstein, M. F., & Aguero, L. W. D. (2001). Drug-using men who have sex with men: Sexual behaviours and sexual identities. Culture, Health and Sexuality, 3(3), 329-338. https://doi.org/10.1080/13691050152484740