Addictions, Drug & Alcohol Institute

HIV, Drugs, and Sexual Risk in DUMSMs: A Community Study

Men who have sex with men and who abuse drugs (DUMSM) have not received the same research attention as other drug users. In light of alarmingly high HIV seroprevalence among this hidden and multifaceted population, especially among DUMSM who inject drugs, this ethnographic study in metropolitan Seattle, Washington sought to better understand this high risk group. The study focused in particular on the use of methamphetamines among this population and its correlation with HIV infection. This study builds on the findings of an earlier exploratory study, and especially on the directions for community prevention research which have emerged from that project.


Michael E. Gorman, PhD, MPH, MSW PI (UW ADAI)

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