Sigma Research

Are interactions between substance use and place associated with sexual risk? An analysis of new partner encounters in a sample of MSM in England

XX International AIDS Conference, Melbourne, Australia, July 20-25 2014 (poster).

Speakers: G.J. Melendez-Torres, Ford Hickson, David Reid, Peter Weatherburn, Chris Bonell

Drawing on data from the Sigma Panel online study of MSM (2011-2012) these analyses suggest either that substance use equalises’ risk between venues where MSM have sex, or that substance use is associated with a much higher risk of unprotected anal intercourse (UAI) in sex-on-premises-venues where UAI would otherwise be rare.

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