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Research Article, J Addict Behav Ther Rehabil Vol: 4 Issue: 1

Sexual Activities in Methamphetamine Users: A Qualitative Study on a Sample of Iranian Methamphetamine Users in Tehran

Masoomeh Maarefvand1, Azarakhsh Mokri2, Ahmad Danesh3 and Hamed Ekhtiari4*
1Department of Social Work, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, Iran
2Iranian National Center for Addiction Studies (INCAS), Tehran, Iran
3Regional Knowledge Hub, and WHO Collaborating Centre for HIV Surveillance, Institute for Futures Studies in Health, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran
4Iranian Institute for Cognitive Sciences Studies (ICSS), Iranian National Center for Addiction Studies (INCAS), Translational Neuroscience Program, Tehran, Iran
Corresponding author : Hamed Ekhtiari
Iranian Institute for Cognitive Sciences Studies (ICSS), Iranian National Center for Addiction Studies (INCAS), Translational Neuroscience Program, Tehran, Iran
E-mail: [email protected]
Received: May 10, 2014 Accepted: December 22, 2014 Published: December 24, 2014
Citation: Maarefvand M, Mokri A, Danesh A, Ekhtiari H (2015) Sexual Activities in Methamphetamine Users: A Qualitative Study on a Sample of Iranian Methamphetamine Users in Tehran. J Addict Behav Ther Rehabil 4:1. doi:10.4172/2324-9005.1000132

Abstract

It is known that psychostimulants including methamphetamine have a great effect on sexual behaviors. Since the rate of methamphetamine use has recently increased in Iranian population, there are concerns that this may drive up sexual risky behaviors among users. The result could shift the dominant mode of HIV transmission from drug injection to sexual contact in the country. The intention of the current study, which is the first one in Iran, was to restate the threat to the decision makers in the country.

 

Keywords: Methamphetamine, Risky Behavior, Sexual Activity, Iran.

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