Friday, February 27, 2009

Sex and Speed - a Webinar - March 5

The seminar (hosted by APLA) will present an outline of the nexus of sexuality and methamphetamine use by men who have sex with men. The presentation will include history, psychopharmacology, and use issues of speed including modes of drug ingestion and how these modes may affect HIV, HCV and pathogen transmission. Discussion will also present the relationship of meth use with sex among MSM, concepts of instrumental use, HIV burnout, compulsive sexual behavior, and potential for HIV preventive interventions to lessen risk among this population.

Upon completion of the web seminar participants will be able to:

• discuss general contours of methamphetamine in the U.S.,

• discuss the psychopharmacology and modes of ingestion of meth, including possible ramifications for HIV and HCV transmission,

• identify some of the described points of convergence between meth use and sexuality among MSM,

• identify potential interventions for working with speed using MSM populations to lessen their risk for HIV/HCV and STIs.

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