Sex and drugs: High-irsk behaviors at circuit parties

James Weidel, Elias Provencio-Vasquez, Janet Grossman

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Abstract

HIV and other sexually transmitted infection rates are increasing among men who have sex with men. This increase may be attributed to the high rates of drug use and risky sexual behaviors at gay festive events called circuit parties. Although few studies have examined the actual level of risk, the implications from the available studies underscore the need for the development of interventions to address this public health concern. The 5 As approach provides an evidence-based approach to assist in behavior change that may reduce the HIV and sexually transmitted infection rates among gay and bisexual men who attend circuit parties. This article reviews the findings and recommendations from the few available studies on circuit parties and risk behavior. The authors propose that the 5 As approach for behavioral change be adapted by practitioners in the primary care setting.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)344-352
Number of pages9
JournalAmerican Journal of Men's Health
Volume2
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2008

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Sexually Transmitted Diseases
drug
HIV
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Risk-Taking
risk behavior
Sexual Behavior
drug use
Primary Health Care
Public Health
public health
event
evidence
Sexual Minorities

Keywords

  • 5 As
  • Circuit party
  • Club drugs
  • Drug use
  • Gay men
  • HIV
  • MSM
  • Unprotected sex
  • Unsafe sex

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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Sex and drugs : High-irsk behaviors at circuit parties. / Weidel, James; Provencio-Vasquez, Elias; Grossman, Janet.

In: American Journal of Men's Health, Vol. 2, No. 4, 2008, p. 344-352.

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Weidel, James ; Provencio-Vasquez, Elias ; Grossman, Janet. / Sex and drugs : High-irsk behaviors at circuit parties. In: American Journal of Men's Health. 2008 ; Vol. 2, No. 4. pp. 344-352.
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