Consistency and change in club drug use by sexual minority men in New York City, 2002 to 2007

Am J Public Health. 2010 Oct;100(10):1892-5. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2009.175232. Epub 2010 Aug 19.


We used repeated cross-sectional data from intercept surveys conducted annually at lesbian, gay, and bisexual community events to investigate trends in club drug use in sexual minority men (N = 6489) in New York City from 2002 to 2007. Recent use of ecstasy, ketamine, and γ-hydroxybutyrate decreased significantly. Crystal methamphetamine use initially increased but then decreased. Use of cocaine and amyl nitrates remained consistent. A greater number of HIV-positive (vs HIV-negative) men reported recent drug use across years. Downward trends in drug use in this population mirror trends in other groups.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • African Americans
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Asian Americans
  • Cross-Sectional Studies
  • HIV Infections / complications
  • HIV Infections / epidemiology*
  • HIV Infections / ethnology
  • Health Surveys
  • Hispanic Americans
  • Humans
  • Illicit Drugs*
  • Incidence
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • New York City / epidemiology
  • Substance-Related Disorders / complications
  • Substance-Related Disorders / epidemiology*
  • Substance-Related Disorders / ethnology
  • Young Adult


  • Illicit Drugs