This study examined the use of five party drugs popular among many gay and bisexual men: ketamine, methylenedioxymethamphetamine (ecstasy), crystal methamphetamine (Tina, crystal, ice) cocaine, and gamma-hydroxybutyrate (GHB). Investigators sought to understand how social contexts of party drug use interact with men’s psychological factors to influence sexual risk-taking. As drug use patterns change over time, BUMPS followed 450 men for one-year to study how their drug use evolved. The project recruited participants from gay clubs, bars, public sex environments, community agencies, and Internet chat rooms.
Halkitis, P. N., Green, K., & Mourgues, P. (2005). Longitudinal investigation of methamphetamine use among gay and bisexual men in New York City: Findings from Project BUMPS. Journal of Urban Health, 82(1, Supp. 1), i18-i25.
Halkitis, P. N., & Palamar, J. J. (2008). Multivariate modeling of club drug use initiation among gay and bisexual men. Substance Use & Misuse, 43, 871-879.
McCready, K. C., & Halkitis, P. N. (2008). HIV serostatus disclosure to sexual partners among HIV-positive methamphetamine using gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men. AIDS Education and Prevention, 20(1), 15-29.
Moeller, R.W., Halkitis, P. N., & Surrence, K. (2011). The interplay of syndemic production and serosorting in drug-using gay and bisexual men. Journal of Gay and Lesbian Social Services, 23(1), 89-106.
Palamar, J. J., Mukerkee Pandey, P., & Halkitis, P. N. (2008). A longitudinal investigation of powder cocaine use among club-drug using gay and bisexual men. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 29, 806-813.