High risk sexual behaviours among heroin sniffers who have no history of injection drug use: Implications for HIV risk reduction

J. Sánchez, M. Comerford, D. D. Chitwood, M. I. Fernandez, Clyde B McCoy

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Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to assess sexual behaviours which place heroin sniffers (HSs) at high risk for HIV infection. A stratified network-based sample was used to recruit HSs who had no history of injection drug use was recruited from the streets of South Florida, USA. HSs displayed a high HIV seroprevalence rate of 12. 1%; women (18.1%) were more likely than men (8.7%) to test positive for HIV. Both men and women HSs engaged in considerable high risk sex behaviour, including high risk sex-exchange behaviour. The use of crack cocaine was associated with increased sex exchange behaviour among women. The need for intervention programs targeted toward HSs is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)391-398
Number of pages8
JournalAIDS Care - Psychological and Socio-Medical Aspects of AIDS/HIV
Volume14
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 22 2002

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Heroin
Risk Reduction Behavior
Risk-Taking
Sexual Behavior
drug use
HIV
Injections
Unsafe Sex
history
Pharmaceutical Preparations
sex behavior
risk behavior
HIV Seroprevalence
Crack Cocaine
HIV Infections

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  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Health(social science)
  • Health Professions(all)
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)

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High risk sexual behaviours among heroin sniffers who have no history of injection drug use : Implications for HIV risk reduction. / Sánchez, J.; Comerford, M.; Chitwood, D. D.; Fernandez, M. I.; McCoy, Clyde B.

In: AIDS Care - Psychological and Socio-Medical Aspects of AIDS/HIV, Vol. 14, No. 3, 22.06.2002, p. 391-398.

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