Cover: PartyIntents


A Portal Survey to Assess Gay and Bisexual Men's Risk Behaviors at Weekend Parties

Published in: Evaluation Review, v. 35, no. 4, Aug. 2011, p. 428-451

Posted on 2011

by Rajeev Ramchand, Kirsten Becker, Teague Ruder, Michael P. Fisher

PartyIntents examines whether portal survey methods could be used to anonymously survey gay and bisexual men about HIV-risk behaviors before and after a weekend party–oriented vacation. The study recruited 97% of eligible men and of these 489 participants 47% completed the follow-up assessment. Approximately one half of the men intended to use illegal drugs over the weekend, and almost 20% thought that they might have anal intercourse and not use a condom. The methodology can be applied and provides useful information about HIV risk at these events, though refinements may be needed to increase the follow-up rates.

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