CDC consultation on methamphetamine use and sexual risk behavior for HIV/STD infection: summary and suggestions

Public Health Rep. Mar-Apr 2006;121(2):127-32. doi: 10.1177/003335490612100205.

Abstract

In January 2005, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention hosted a national consultation of scientists, public health officials, and community service providers to address growing concerns about the association of methamphetamine use and sexual risk behavior for HIV/STD infection, which is well documented among men who have sex with men. The purpose of the consultation was to review a representation of the current state of the science and practice on the topic in order to reduce the situational link of methamphetamine use and sexual risk. A set of suggestions for future research and programs were developed by the participants. This article provides a summary of content and recommendations from the consultation, and not an exhaustive review of the literature.

Publication types

  • Congress

MeSH terms

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S.
  • Central Nervous System Stimulants / adverse effects*
  • Female
  • HIV Infections / epidemiology*
  • HIV Infections / transmission
  • Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
  • Homosexuality, Male
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Methamphetamine / adverse effects*
  • Risk-Taking*
  • Sexual Behavior / drug effects*
  • United States

Substances

  • Central Nervous System Stimulants
  • Methamphetamine