Illicit Drug Use and Sexually Transmitted Pathogens in Gay and Bisexual Men

Perry N. Halkitis, PhD, MS, MPH
Professor of Applied Psychology and Public Health, NYU Steinhardt
Professor of Population Health, NYU Langone School of Medicine, New York, NY

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Learning Objectives: Top of page

At the completion of this educational session, learners will:
  1. Understand how illicit drug use manifests in the lives in HIV-positive and HIV-negative gay and bisexual men.
  2. Delineate the link between illicit drug use and sexual risk taking in gay and bisexual men.
  3. Cite evidence that demonstrates how illicit drug use exacerbates the transmission bacterial and viral pathogens through unprotected sex.
  4. Consider how to treat the drug-sex link in gay and bisexual men.

About the Presenter: Top of page

Perry N Halkitis is Professor of Applied Psychology and Public Health (Steinhardt School), and Population Health (Langone School of Medicine), Director of the Center for Health, Identity, Behavior & Prevention Studies, and Associate Dean at New York University. He is also an affiliate of the Center for AIDS Research and Center for Drug Use and HIV Research also at NYU. Dr. Halkitis’ program of research examines the intersection between the HIV epidemic, drug abuse, and mental health burden in LGBT populations. His newest book, The AIDS Generation: Stories of Survival and Resilience, which examines the life experiences of gay men who are long-term survivors of HIV/AIDS, was recently published by Oxford University Press. Author of over 150 peer-reviewed academic manuscripts, Dr. Halkitis’ research has been funded by various entities including the National Institutes of Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Dr. Halkitis serves on the Committee on Psychology and AIDS of the American Psychological Association (APA) and is a member of the Advisory Committee on HIV and STD Prevention and Treatment of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Health Services Research Administration (HRSA).

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