This two-year study was CHIBPS’ first examination of crystal methamphetamine use in New York City among gay and bisexual men. It was also one of the first studies on the subject in New York at all. Investigators explored the context and culture of methamphetamine use among HIV negative and HIV positive gay and bisexual men in NYC. Project TINA also assessed the psychological, sociological, and behavioral correlates of use of this substance as well as the relationship of use to HIV-related sexual risk taking among those surveyed.
Greene, A. I., & Halkitis, P. N. (2006). Crystal methamphetamine and sexual sociality in an urban gay subculture: An elective affinity. Culture, Health & Sexuality, 8, 317-333.
Halkitis, P. N., Parsons, J. T., & Wilton, L. (2003). An exploratory study of contextual and situational factors related to methamphetamine use among gay and bisexual men in New York City. Journal of Drug Issues, 33(2), 413-432.