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From ‘Party and Play’ to ‘Clean and Safe’
What percentage of all new HIV infections in Los Angeles is related to methamphetamine use?
Widespread methamphetamine use in the gay male population originated in:
a. The club and circuit party scene.
b. High-profile protests in major cities.
c. Rural communities.
A lack of research funding has hindered knowledge of meth's effect on:
a. The immune system.
b. Sexual behavior.
c. HIV medications.
What percentage of men who have sex with men in the Pacific region of the United States reported recent meth use?
In the programs at Alternatives, Inc., patients are asked to participate in this activity after completing worksheets on their sexual and drug-using behavior.
a. Individual counseling
b. Small-group discussions followed by large-group discussion
c. Completion of additional written materials
Patients at Alternatives who have difficulty establishing safe-sex boundaries are urged to:
a. Revert to an earlier stage of the treatment program.
b. Attend a 12-Step group focusing on sexual behavior.
c. Seek assistance from another program.
This worksheet topic is not brought up in large-group discussions at Alternatives.
a. The link between sex and meth use
b. Information on times, places, and people associated with risky behavior
c. Ideas for safe-sex boundaries
As a treatment professional working with probationers five years ago, the lead author observed that this percentage of clients had meth-related charges.
Which of these statements is not commonly heard from gay men who have abused meth?
a. Meth use interfered with sexual performance.
b. It's impossible to envision having sex while sober.
c. Meth enhanced the sexual experience.
In 2002, approximately this number of emergency room visits in Los Angeles and San Diego were associated with meth use.