XIX International AIDS Conference


TUPDD02 Drugs, Sex and HIV
  Oral Poster Discussion Session : Track D
Venue: Mini Room 10
Time: 24.07.2012, 13:00 - 14:00
Co-Chairs: Gus Cairns, United Kingdom
Annette Sohn, Vietnam
 
 

13:00
TUPDD0201
Abstract
Typology of polydrug use and unsafe sex practices among rural stimulant users
J. Wang1, B. Kelly2
1Childrens National Medical Center, Center for Clinical and Community Research, Washington, United States, 2Purdue University, Sociology, West Lafayette, United States
B. Kelly, United States

13:05
TUPDD0202
Abstract
Powerpoint
Predictors of long-term trajectories (2003-2010) of sex-drug and heavy alcohol (SDA) use among MSM
D.G. Ostrow1,2, R.C. Stall3, I. Jantz4, J. Berona5, A. Herrick3, A. Carrico6, J. Swartz4, Long Term Effects of Meth Use Study Group
1David Ostrow & Associates, LLC, Chicago, United States, 2National Opinion Research Center (NORC) at the University of Chicago, Ogburn-Stouffer Center for Social Organizational Research, Chicago, United States, 3University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Public Health, Dept of Behavioral and Community Health Studies, Pittsburgh, United States, 4University of Illinois at Chicago, Jane Adams College of Social Work, Chicago, United States, 5University of Michigan, Clinical Psychology, Ann Arbor, United States, 6University of California at San Francisco, Center for AIDS Prevention Research, San Francisco, United States
D. Ostrow, United States

13:10
TUPDD0203
Abstract
Powerpoint
Correlation between illicit substances, unsafe sexual behaviour and symptoms suggesting sexually transmitted infections among male clients of female sex workers in Bangladesh
A. Ahmed, L. Reichenbach, N. Alam
International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research (ICDDR), Centre for Reproductive Health, Dhaka, Bangladesh
A. Ahmed, Bangladesh

13:15
TUPDD0204
Abstract
Getting high, getting laid: injecting practices and sexual behaviour of people who inject drugs (PWID) in three Indian states (findings from the Hridaya baseline study)
K. Biswas1, V. Arumugam1, C. Sharma2, S. Rakesh3, J. Robertson4
1India HIV/AIDS Alliance, Monitoring & Evaluation, New Delhi, India, 2India HIV/AIDS Alliance, Programmes & Policy, New Delhi, India, 3India HIV/AIDS Alliance, Technical Support, New Delhi, India, 4India HIV/AIDS Alliance, Country Directorate, New Delhi, India
K. Biswas, India

13:20
TUPDD0205
Abstract
Powerpoint
Substance use and high-risk sexual behavior: dose-response associations in episodic and high-frequency substance-using men who have sex with men (SUMSM)
G.-M. Santos1,2, M. Das1,3, T. Matheson1, E. DeMicco1, E. Vittinghoff2, J. Dilley4, G. Colfax1,3
1San Francisco Department of Public Health, HIV Prevention Section, San Francisco, United States, 2University of California San Francisco, School of Medicine, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, San Francisco, United States, 3University of California San Francisco, Divisions of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Diseases, SFGH, San Francisco, United States, 4University of California San Francisco, Psychiatry, San Francisco, United States
G. Santos, United States

13:25
Moderated discussion



Powerpoints presentations
Predictors of long-term trajectories (2003-2010) of sex-drug and heavy alcohol (SDA) use among MSM - David G Ostrow

Correlation between illicit substances, unsafe sexual behaviour and symptoms suggesting sexually transmitted infections among male clients of female sex workers in Bangladesh - Anisuddin Ahmed

Substance use and high-risk sexual behavior: dose-response associations in episodic and high-frequency substance-using men who have sex with men (SUMSM) - Glenn-Milo Santos



Rapporteur report

Track D report by Shandir Ramlagan


The use of Illicit substances coupled with sex drastically increases one risk of contracting HIV. The session on drugs, sex and HIV presented heterosexual and MSM data from Asia, i.e. India and Bangladesh as well as from rural and urban United States of America. In all five presentations, a high prevalence of unsafe sex was reported. These were clearly shown to be correlated with drug use. It was shown that infrequent and episodic substance use may be a driver of HIV transmission to the point that even infrequent drug use such as less than weekly use of methamphetamine, cocaine, and poppers was associated with greater odds of having unprotected sex with a sero-discordant partner.
In discussing  the way forward, the presenters pointed out that HIV prevention and intervention efforts for rural substance users are still greatly needed. Harm reduction effort packages need to be combined holistically to include sex and substance usage. Efforts need to be made to specifically addressing the range of substance use patterns, to minimize the harms associated with high-frequency, as well as episodic use.



   

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