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NCJ Number: 230042 Find in a Library
Title: Men Who Have Sex With Men and Methamphetamine Use
Journal: Social Work in Mental Health  Volume:8  Issue:2  Dated:March - April 2010  Pages:160-173
Author(s): Janice L. Ricks, LCSW, LISW, ACSW; Carmen Chang-Arratia, LCSW, GC-C; David J Lansinger, M.S.W.; Sophia Dziegielewski, Ph.D., LISW
Date Published: April 2010
Page Count: 14
Document: PDF
Publisher: http://www.taylorandfrancis.com 
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article examines the risk factors of methamphetamine use and the options for HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention in the population of MSM (men who have sex with men).
Abstract: Health officials and AIDS activists nationwide are concerned with the increasing number of newly diagnosed HIV cases and methamphetamine use among MSM (men who have sex with men). Methamphetamine is a powerful stimulant that heightens sexual arousal, aggressive responses, and erases inhibitions, which can lead to indiscriminate sexual behavior, HIV infection, STDs, and Hepatitis A, B, C, and D. Health officials concede that methamphetamine use is not the sole factor in newly diagnosed HIV cases but acknowledge it is a dangerous risk factor in the transmission of HIV/AIDS and other blood pathogens in the MSM community. This article examines the risk factors, methamphetamine addiction, and options for HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention in the MSM population. References (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Drug abuse
Index Term(s): AIDS/HIV prevention; AIDS/HIV transmission; Drug dependence; Homosexuality; Informal social control; Methamphetamines; Risk taking behavior; Sexual behavior; Sexually transmitted diseases
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