AIDS and Behavior

, Volume 10, Issue 3, pp 299–307 | Cite as

Alcohol and Sexual HIV Risk Behavior Among Problem Drinking Men Who Have Sex With Men: An Event Level Analysis of Timeline Followback Data

  • Thomas W. Irwin
  • Jon Morgenstern
  • Jeffrey T. Parsons
  • Milton Wainberg
  • Erich Labouvie
Other Research Articles

While heavy drinking among men who have sex with men (MSM) has been shown to be associated with an increase in sexual risk taking, a temporal relationship between drinking and an increase in subsequent HIV risk behaviors among adult samples has been less obvious. This study used an event level analysis to examine this relationship among HIV negative problem drinking MSM. Within subjects analyses show a higher probability of unprotected anal intercourse after drinking. Post-hoc analyses of within subjects data indicate that drinking increases risk taking when engaging in receptive anal intercourse but not for insertive anal intercourse. Findings from this study support evidence that drinking is a factor that increases risk taking among HIV negative problem drinking MSM, particularly for receptive anal intercourse.


HIV risk alcohol use gay and bisexual men. 



This work was supported by Grant AA 011745 from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Thomas W. Irwin
    • 1
    • 6
  • Jon Morgenstern
    • 1
    • 2
  • Jeffrey T. Parsons
    • 3
  • Milton Wainberg
    • 4
  • Erich Labouvie
    • 5
  1. 1.Mount Sinai School of MedicineNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia UniversityNew YorkUSA
  3. 3.Hunter College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New YorkNew YorkUSA
  4. 4.Columbia UniversityNew YorkUSA
  5. 5.Rutgers—The State University of New JerseyPiscatawayUSA
  6. 6.Assistant Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry, Cornell University, Weill Medical College, Program Director, Substance Abuse Treatment ServicesNew York—Presbyterian Hospital, Payne Whitney WestchesterWhite PlainsUSA

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