High rates of co-occurring mental health and other substance abuse problems in men who have sex with men (MSM) screening for a behavioral intervention to reduce crystal methamphetamine use and HIV risk behaviors
Learning Areas:Public health or related research
Discuss the key characteristics, including co-occurring mental health and other substance abuse problems, among MSM screening for a behavioral intervention to reduce crystal methamphetamine use and HIV risk behaviors. Identify the need for behavioral interventions to simultaneously target substance abuse treatment, HIV risk reduction, and co-morbid mental health problems among MSM interested in participating in combination behavioral interventions to reduce meth use and sexual risk.
Keyword(s): Substance Abuse Treatment, Sexual Risk Behavior
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am a current Masters of Science candidate at the Harvard School of Public Health with more than 5 years experience working on behavioral HIV/STI prevention interventions among have men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender women. Among my scientific interests has been the development of multidisciplinary strategies for the prevention of HIV/STI and mixed-methods evaluation of current HIV/STI interventions.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.