American Journal of Infectious Diseases

Recreational Viagra Use and Sexual Risk among Drug Abusing Men

Dennis G. Fisher, Robert Malow, Rhonda Rosenberg, Grace L. Reynolds, Nisha Farrell and Aditya Jaffe

DOI : 10.3844/ajidsp.2006.107.114

American Journal of Infectious Diseases

Volume 2, Issue 2

Pages 107-114

Abstract

Until recently, the Viagra connection to HIV was anchored in older adults. However, CDC investigation showed stability in 50+ HIV diagnoses on the heels of upward trends in risk indicators among men who have sex with men (MSM) and substance abusing populations. Signs have increasingly pointed to recreational drug use among younger populations, to which Viagra is being added to the mix. Currently, the field is still locating the substance abuse, sexual risk and age-related dimensions of Viagra misuse. Recent studies identify it primarily as substance abuse, but the majority reports a combination of risky sex and risky drug use. At the very least, Viagra appears related to the enhancement of sexual experience or performance, even when it is used to compensate for erectile dysfunction caused by other drugs

Copyright

© 2006 Dennis G. Fisher, Robert Malow, Rhonda Rosenberg, Grace L. Reynolds, Nisha Farrell and Aditya Jaffe. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.