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Dr. Mattison's Presentation

  1. 1. Circuit Party Attendance, Club Drug Use, and Unsafe Sex in Gay Men<br />Andrew Mattison, MSW, Ph.D.<br />Clinical Professor of Psychiatry<br />HIV Neurobehavioral Research Center<br />University of California, San Diego<br />
  2. 2. Circuit Party Attendance, Club Drug Use, and Unsafe Sex in Gay Men<br />Purpose<br />Determine if health problems exist at circuit parties<br />Determine targeted behavioral interventions<br />Security and safety<br />Education and health promotion<br />
  3. 3. Methods<br />Party patrons from 3 major North American circuit parties were surveyed in the areas of:<br /><ul><li>Demographics
  4. 4. HIV status
  5. 5. Chemical use at parties
  6. 6. Sexual behaviors during the party weekends
  7. 7. Reasons for attending the parties</li></li></ul><li>Age<br />
  8. 8. Education<br />
  9. 9. Ethnicity<br />
  10. 10. Annual Income<br />
  11. 11. Sexual Orientation<br />
  12. 12. HIV Status<br />
  13. 13. Relationship Status<br />
  14. 14. Drug Use(at circuit parties in the past 12 months)<br />Alcohol 79%<br />Ecstasy 72%<br />Special K 60%<br />GHB 28%<br />Cocaine 39%<br />Crystal Meth 36%<br />Marijuana 45%<br />Poppers 39%<br />
  15. 15. Results<br />At circuit parties, unsafe sexual behavior was significantly associated with frequent use of Ecstasy,Special K, and Poppers<br />Unsafe sexual activity in the past 12 months was significantly associated with Poppers<br />GHB and Crystal Meth show trends for unsafe sexual activity in the past 12 months<br />
  16. 16. Results<br />Unsafe sexual behavior in the past 12 months was significantly associated with the following reasons for party attendance:<br />To have sex<br />To be Uninhibited and Wild<br />To Look and Feel Good<br />
  17. 17. Conclusions<br />Circuit party attendees are well educated and financially secure<br />Party drug use was high<br />Poppers, Ecstasy, Special K, Crystal Meth, and GHB are associated with various measures of unsafe sex<br />Possible interventions should be setting based and “savvy” to the norms of the circuit community<br />
  18. 18. Issues for future focus<br />Circuit party results lead to interest in surveying local, late-night clubs for the following reasons:<br />Local clubs may present a different demographic make-up<br />Possible differences in drug use and sexual behavior between party patrons and local club patrons<br />Differences in behavior/norms between HIV+ and HIV- respondents<br />
  19. 19. Non- Medical Interventions<br />Andrew Mattison, MSW, Ph.D.<br />Clinical Professor of Psychiatry<br />HIV Neurobehavioral Research Center<br />University of California, San Diego<br />
  20. 20. Club Life Project<br />
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