MSM's Gym Sites Survey


This study examined the sexual and substance use behaviors of men who have sex with men (MSM) that attend New York City gyms. The purpose of the study was to assess the variety of reported sexual behaviors and drug use patterns, in addition to overall health seeking and health risks in this population of men. As previous studies of these phenomena in the lives of MSM had focused recruiting in "gay social venues," this study sought to explore these patterns in a separate subset of MSM in New York City.



Halkitis, P. N., Moeller, R. W., & DeRaleau, L. B. (2008). Steroid use in gay, bisexual, and non-identified men-who-have-sex-with-men: Relations to masculinity, physical and mental health. Psychology of Men and Masculinity, 9(2), 106-115.

Halkitis, P. N., Moeller, R. W., & Pollock, J. (2008). Sexual practices of gay, bisexual and other non-identified MSM attending New York City gyms: Patterns of serosorting, strategic positioning, and context selection. Journal of Sex Research, 45(3), 453-461

Halkitis, P. N., Moeller, R. W., Siconolfi, D., Jerome, R, Rogers, M., & Schillinger, J. (2008). Methamphetamine and poly-substance use among gym-attending gay and bisexual men in NYC. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 35, 41-48.

Pollock, J. A., & Halkitis, P. N. (2009). Environmental factors in relation to unprotected sexual behavior among gay, bisexual, and other MSM. AIDS Education & Prevention, 21(4), 341-356.

Siconolfi, D. E., Halkitis, P. N., Allomong, T. A., & Burton, C. L. (2009). Body dissatisfaction & eating disorders in a sample of gay and bisexual men. International Journal of Men's Health.

Siconolfi, D. E., Halkitis, P. N., & Rogers, M. (2009) Hepatitis vaccination and infection among gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men who attend gyms in New York City. American Journal of Men's Health, 3(2), 141-149.