Risky Sex- and Drug-Seeking in a Probability Sample of Men-for-Men Online Bulletin Board Postings
- Christian Grov
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There has been limited research on men who have sex with men’s postings in online sex-seeking bulletin boards. This study uses a probability sample of 1,438 advertisements ostensibly posted by men-seeking-men in the New York City section of Craigslist.org. Ad’s qualitative text were coded for various sex- and drug-seeking behaviors. The proportion of ads seeking unprotected/uninhibited sex (3.0%) and party-n-play (i.e., sex/drug) encounters (4.2%) was low. In contrast, 12.7% of postings specified safe sex encounters, and 17.5% of postings specified that they were “drug and disease free.” Prevalence of certain behaviors varied by time that ads were posted. Implications for health/community service providers are discussed.
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- Risky Sex- and Drug-Seeking in a Probability Sample of Men-for-Men Online Bulletin Board Postings
AIDS and Behavior
Volume 14, Issue 6 , pp 1387-1392
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- Online bulletin boards
- HIV risk
- Unprotected sex
- Men who have sex with men (MSM)
- Christian Grov (1) (2)
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- 1. Department of Health and Nutrition Sciences, Brooklyn College, City University of New York (CUNY), 2900 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, 11210, USA
- 2. The Center for HIV/AIDS Educational Studies and Training (CHEST), New York, NY, USA