Stimulant use patterns and HIV transmission risk among HIV-serodiscordant male couples.

@article{Gamarel2015StimulantUP,
  title={Stimulant use patterns and HIV transmission risk among HIV-serodiscordant male couples.},
  author={Kristi E Gamarel and Sarah E Woolf-King and Adam W Carrico and Torsten B Neilands and Mallory O Johnson},
  journal={Journal of acquired immune deficiency syndromes},
  year={2015},
  volume={68 2},
  pages={147-51}
}
BACKGROUND Substance use is strongly linked to HIV risk, and members of couples can have a powerful influence on each other's health behaviors. We examined whether couple-level patterns of stimulant use were differentially associated with engaging in condomless anal intercourse with primary partners and outside partners. METHODS Members of HIV serodiscordant male couples (N = 117 couples, 232 men) completed surveys, and HIV-positive men had blood drawn for viral load. RESULTS Results… CONTINUE READING