Club Drug Use and Men's Health

Abstract:

This study examined the use of five party drugs popular among many gay and bisexual men: ketamine, methylenedioxymethamphetamine (ecstasy), crystal methamphetamine (Tina, crystal, ice) cocaine, and gamma-hydroxybutyrate (GHB). Investigators sought to understand how social contexts of party drug use interact with men's psychological factors to influence sexual risk-taking. As drug use patterns change over time, BUMPS followed 450 men for one-year to study how their drug use evolved. The project recruited participants from gay clubs, bars, public sex environments, community agencies, and Internet chat rooms.

 

Publications:

Halkitis, P. N., & Green, K. (2007). Sildenafil (Viagra) and club drug use among gay and bisexual men: The role of drug combinations and context. American Journal of Men's Health, 1(2), 139-147.

Halkitis, P. N., Green, K., & Carragher, D. (2006). Methamphetamine use, sexual behavior and HIV seroconversion. Journal of Gay & Lesbian Psychotherapy, 10(3/4), 95-109.

Halkitis, P. N., Green, K., & Mourgues, P. (2005). Longitudinal investigation of methamphetamine use among gay and bisexual men in New York City: Findings from Project BUMPS. Journal of Urban Health, 82(1, Supp. 1), i18-i25.

Halkitis, P. N., & Jerome, R. (2008). A comparative analysis of methamphetamine use: Black gay and bisexual men in relation to men of other races. Addictive Behaviors, 33, 83-93.

Halkitis, P. N., & Palamar, J. J. (2008). Multivariate modeling of club drug use initiation among gay and bisexual men. Substance Use & Misuse, 43, 871-879.

Halkitis, P. N., & Palamar, J. J. (2006). GHB use among gay and bisexual men. Addictive Behaviors, 31, 2135-2139.

Halkitis, P. N., Palamar, J. J., & Pandey Mukherjee, P. (2007). Poly-club-drug use among gay & bisexual men: A longitudinal analysis. Drug & Alcohol Dependence, 89, 153-160.

Halkitis, P. N., Pandey Mukherjee, P., & Palamar, J. J. (2009).  Longitudinal modeling of methamphetamine use and sexual risk behaviors in gay and bisexual men. AIDS and Behavior, 13(4), 783-791.

Halkitis, P. N., Pandey Mukherjee, P., & Palamar, J. J. (2007). Multilevel modeling to explain methamphetamine use among gay and bisexual men. Addiction, 102(S1), 75-82.

McCready, K. C., & Halkitis, P. N. (2008). HIV serostatus disclosure to sexual partners among HIV-positive methamphetamine using gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men. AIDS Education and Prevention, 20(1), 15-29.

Palamar, J. J., & Halkitis, P. N. (2006). A qualitative analysis of GHB use among gay men: Reasons for use despite potential adverse outcomes. International Journal of Drug Policy, 17, 23-28.

Palamar, J. J., Mukerkee Pandey, P., &  Halkitis, P. N. (2008). A longitudinal investigation of powder cocaine use among club-drug using gay and bisexual men. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 29, 806-813.

Moeller, R.W., Halkitis, P. N., & Surrence, K. (2011). The interplay of syndemic production and serosorting in drug-using gay and bisexual men. Journal of Gay and Lesbian Social Services, 23(1), 89-106.