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  Severity of heroin dependence and HIV risk. I. Sexual behaviour
Titel: Severity of heroin dependence and HIV risk. I. Sexual behaviour
Auteur: Gossop, M.
Griffiths, P.
Powis, B.
Strang, J.
Verschenen in: AIDS care
Paginering: Jaargang 5 (1993) nr. 2 pagina's 149-157
Jaar: 1993-04-01
Inhoud: The HIV risks associated with the sexual behaviour of drug injectors have sometimes been overshadowed by the more obvious risks of injection behaviour. In this study, 408 heroin users were interviewed in the community; SO% were not currently in treatment and 42% had never had any treatment contact. In addition to data on drug use, information was collected on sexual risk behaviour by means of a linked anonymous questionnaire (96% returned). Eighty-nine per cent of the sample had had at least one sexual partner in the previous year and 58% had a regular sexual partner at the time of interview. Drug users who had a sexual partner who was injecting drugs were more severely dependent upon heroin. Twenty-three per cent of the men and 20% of the women reported having had anal intercourse in the previous year. Seventeen per cent of the women and 6% of the men had engaged in some form of prostitution. Severity of heroin dependence was positively related to the occurrence and to the frequency of sex-for-money transactions and to the less well recognized phenomenon of sex-for-drugs; this association with severity of dependence applied to the women and to the men who have sex with men. The overall level of condom use was low in this sample, though condom use was more frequent among those involved in sex-for-money or sex-for-drugs transactions. Low levels of condom use were reported even for such high risk activities as anal sex. Nevertheless, 55% of the heroin users in this study perceived themselves not to be at risk or to be at low risk of HIV infection.
Uitgever: Routledge
Bronbestand: Elektronische Wetenschappelijke Tijdschriften

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