Initiating HIV care: Attitudes and perceptions of HIV positive crack cocaine users

Toye H. Brewer, Wei Zhao, Margaret Pereyra, Carlos Del Rio, Anita Loughlin, Pamela Anderson-Mahoney, Lytt Gardner, Lisa R. Metsch

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Abstract

There is limited data on the initiation and use of HIV care services by HIV-positive crack cocaine users. We analyzed data from a study of 286 recently infected HIV-positive persons recruited from 4 U.S. cities. Participants completed an Audio Computer Assisted Self Interview (A-CASI) regarding HIV care knowledge, attitudes, beliefs and practices related to the initiation of HIV care. In multiple logistic regression analysis, higher scores on an assessment of knowledge, attitudes and beliefs regarding HIV care, and Hispanic race were positively associated with initiating HIV primary care. Crack cocaine use in the past 30 days and male gender were negatively associated with initiating care. Injection drug use was not associated with initiation of care. Targeted interventions for crack cocaine users, including drug treatment, may be required to provide optimal HIV primary care use in this population.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)897-904
Number of pages8
JournalAIDS and Behavior
Volume11
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2007
Externally publishedYes

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Crack Cocaine
HIV
Primary Health Care
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
Drug Users
Hispanic Americans
Logistic Models
Regression Analysis
Interviews
Injections

Keywords

  • Access to care
  • Crack cocaine use
  • HIV primary care
  • Minorities

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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Brewer, T. H., Zhao, W., Pereyra, M., Del Rio, C., Loughlin, A., Anderson-Mahoney, P., ... Metsch, L. R. (2007). Initiating HIV care: Attitudes and perceptions of HIV positive crack cocaine users. AIDS and Behavior, 11(6), 897-904. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10461-007-9210-2

Initiating HIV care : Attitudes and perceptions of HIV positive crack cocaine users. / Brewer, Toye H.; Zhao, Wei; Pereyra, Margaret; Del Rio, Carlos; Loughlin, Anita; Anderson-Mahoney, Pamela; Gardner, Lytt; Metsch, Lisa R.

In: AIDS and Behavior, Vol. 11, No. 6, 01.11.2007, p. 897-904.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Brewer, TH, Zhao, W, Pereyra, M, Del Rio, C, Loughlin, A, Anderson-Mahoney, P, Gardner, L & Metsch, LR 2007, 'Initiating HIV care: Attitudes and perceptions of HIV positive crack cocaine users', AIDS and Behavior, vol. 11, no. 6, pp. 897-904. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10461-007-9210-2
Brewer TH, Zhao W, Pereyra M, Del Rio C, Loughlin A, Anderson-Mahoney P et al. Initiating HIV care: Attitudes and perceptions of HIV positive crack cocaine users. AIDS and Behavior. 2007 Nov 1;11(6):897-904. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10461-007-9210-2
Brewer, Toye H. ; Zhao, Wei ; Pereyra, Margaret ; Del Rio, Carlos ; Loughlin, Anita ; Anderson-Mahoney, Pamela ; Gardner, Lytt ; Metsch, Lisa R. / Initiating HIV care : Attitudes and perceptions of HIV positive crack cocaine users. In: AIDS and Behavior. 2007 ; Vol. 11, No. 6. pp. 897-904.
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