HIV Prevention for Stimulant Using Men Who Have Sex with Men
HIV and stimulant use are interconnected epidemics among men who have sex with men (MSM) in the USA. Among MSM, stimulant use and its behavioral sequelae are critical targets for interventions across the spectrum of HIV prevention, treatment, and care.
HIV Risk Among MSM in the USA
More than 54,000 Americans acquire HIV each year, and men who have sex with men (MSM) represent over half of these new diagnoses. Representing approximately 2.0–5.0 % of the male population in the USA, MSM comprised 68.0 % of adult and adolescent men living with HIV in 2013. In the same year, male-to-male sexual contact was attributable to 65.8 % of new HIV diagnoses in males (CDC 2015). Furthermore, new infections among MSM have remained steady over the past 5 years (2009 = 21,811; 2013 = 21,498; CDC 2015).
Stimulant Use and Sexual Risk-Taking Among MSM in the USA
In the past decade, stimulants, including cocaine/crack, crystal methamphetamine (meth), amphetamines, and...
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