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Data Source: Twin Cities Mens Health Survey Project Objectives To learn more about the behaviors that put MN gay and bisexual men at risk for HIV and.

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2 Data Source: Twin Cities Mens Health Survey Project Objectives To learn more about the behaviors that put MN gay and bisexual men at risk for HIV and other STDs To assess HIV testing behaviors among gay/bisexual men in MN To assess exposure to, use, and impact of prevention services among gay/bisexual men in MN

3 Data Source: Twin Cities Mens Health Survey How Was the Project Conducted? Based on a convenience sample of men attending 2004 Twin Cities GLBT Pride Festival Men were randomly approached and asked to participate Males 18 years of age or older were eligible to participate Face-to-face interviews were conducted using handheld computers 966 persons were asked to participate in the survey. Of these, 418 accepted and were eligible. A total of 379 completed the interview.

4 Data Source: Twin Cities Mens Health Survey How Will Project Results Be Used? To help inform the MN HIV community planning process - Contribute to the statewide HIV Prevention Plan To help guide the development and implementation of MN HIV and STD prevention programs

5 Data Source: Twin Cities Mens Health Survey Age (years)NumberPercent 19 and under 18 5% 20 – % 30 – % 40 – % 50 and older 42 11% Participant Characteristics (N=379)

6 Data Source: Twin Cities Mens Health Survey Participant Characteristics (N=379) Race / EthnicityNumberPercent White % Black 22 6% Multi-racial 25 7% Other* 24 6% Hispanic # 17 4% * Other includes American Indian, Asian/Pacific Islander, and Other # Hispanic includes all races

7 Data Source: Twin Cities Mens Health Survey Sexual IdentityNumberPercent Gay % Bisexual 27 7% Heterosexual 48 13% Participant Characteristics (N=379)

8 Data Source: Twin Cities Mens Health Survey EducationNumberPercent 9 th – 11 th grade 7 2% High School graduate 53 14% Some college % College degree % Graduate school 70 18% Participant Characteristics (N=379)

9 Data Source: Twin Cities Mens Health Survey County of ResidenceNumberPercent Hennepin % Ramsey 34 9% Other metro* 30 8% Greater MN 37 10% Not MN Resident 38 10% Unknown 4 1% * Other metro counties includes Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Scott and Washington Participant Characteristics (N=379)

10 Data Source: Twin Cities Mens Health Survey Country of OriginNumberPercent United States % Other* 26 7% *Other represents 22 countries including England, Germany, Italy, Russia, South Africa, Togo, Columbia, Costa Rica, and Panama Participant Characteristics (N=379)

11 Data Source: Twin Cities Mens Health Survey Gender of Sexual Partners in the past 12 months (N=378) Number% No Partners328% Female Partners only4612% Male Partners only28676% Both Male and Female Partners144%

12 Data Source: Twin Cities Mens Health Survey Number of Male Sexual Partners in the past 12 months (N=379) Number% No Male Partners7821% Single Partner11230% Multiple Partners18950% partners96 (25%) partners41 (11%) 10 or more partners52 (14%)

13 Data Source: Twin Cities Mens Health Survey Type & HIV status of Partner during last sexual encounter MSM with Single Partner N = 112 MSM with Multiple Partners N = 189 Number% % Type of Partner Steady9585%7841% Casual1715%10656% Exchange* % Unknown0-- 21% Partner HIV status Negative10089%14778% Positive1110%14 7% Never tested 1< 1% 1 Unknown % *Exchange partner is someone the participant had sex with in exchange for money, drugs, housing, or transportation.

14 Data Source: Twin Cities Mens Health Survey Drug use before or during sex at last sexual encounter MSM with Single Partner N = 112 MSM with Multiple Partners N = 189 Number% % None9585%12768% Alcohol or Drugs1513%5730% Both Alcohol and Drugs 2 2%4

15 Data Source: Twin Cities Mens Health Survey Anal Sex among MSM in past 12 months & during last sexual encounter MSM with Single Partner N = 112 MSM with Multiple Partners N = 189 Number% % Past 12 months Anal Sex86 77%15582% Last sexual encounter Insertive anal sex41 37%8545% Receptive anal sex30 27%6434%

16 Data Source: Twin Cities Mens Health Survey Venues for Meeting Sexual Partners in past 12 months MSM with Single Partner N = 112 MSM with Multiple Partners N = 189 Number% % Bar or Club1715%8947% Circuit Party1< 1%95% Internet1715%9852% Phone Chat Line33%2714% Park / Other Public area22%2614% Adult Bookstore / Theater22%84% Bathhouse or Sex Club % Private Sex Party % None of the above*7062%-- * Choice available to single partner only

17 Data Source: Twin Cities Mens Health Survey Drug Use (N=379) Number% Ever injected drugs267% Injected drugs in last 12 months41% Non-injection drugs in past 12 months14538%

18 Data Source: Twin Cities Mens Health Survey Frequency of Non-Injection Drug Use in the past 12 months (N=145) Number% Once a day or more1510% Once a week or more, less than once a day3121% Once a month or more, less than once a week3726% Less than once a month6243%

19 Data Source: Twin Cities Mens Health Survey Type of Non-Injection Drugs Used in past 12 months (N=145) Respondents chose all that applied Number% Crystal, Amphetamines1712% Crack10 7% Cocaine1913% Oxycotin, Vicodin, Pain killers1510% Ecstasy13 9% Marijuana11680% Poppers5034% Mushrooms2114% Viagra2316%

20 Data Source: Twin Cities Mens Health Survey HIV Testing History (N=379) Number% Ever tested for HIV33588% Received HIV Test in % Result of most recent HIV test Positive268% Negative30089% Pending62% Never picked up result31%

21 Data Source: Twin Cities Mens Health Survey Prevention Services Received and Utilized in the past 12 months (N=379) Received… If received, Used… Number% % Free condoms26871%16863% HIV / STD Prevention Literature26570%23789% Referral for HIV testing5414%2962% Referral for STD testing4311%2456%

22 Data Source: Twin Cities Mens Health Survey Project Limitations Results are based on men attending 2004 Pride and do not necessarily represent all gay/bi-sexual men in Minnesota Did not collect information on non-participants; Potential for bias exists if participants and non-participants have different characteristics and behaviors

23 Data Source: Twin Cities Mens Health Survey Comments Compared to those with a single partner, MSM with multiple partners were more likely to use the internet and bars to meet partners Majority of men surveyed had been tested for HIV (88% had ever been tested) Free condoms and prevention literature most common prevention activities Majority of men who received prevention services used them


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