Monday, March 20, 2006

Meth Linked To Unsafe Sex

Heterosexual men are more likely to engage in high-risk sex if they use methamphetamine, or "meth", a new study reveals.

Previous studies have linked meth use, risky sexual behaviour and increased incidence of HIV infection among gay men. Few studies, however, have looked at these issues among straight men, despite the growing incidence of HIV among heterosexuals.

The HEY-Man (Health Evaluation in Young Men) Study by the California Department of Health Services involved 968 men aged 18 to 35 who reported having female sex partners exclusively during the preceding six months.

Investigators found recent meth users were significantly more likely than men who never used meth to report high-risk behaviour including anal sex, having a casual or anonymous sex partner and multiple sex partners.

http://smh.com.au/

PS: I mean...do they really need to fund the whole study to conclude something like this???

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