Prevention myths and HIV risk reduction by active drug users

Lisa R. Metsch, Clyde B McCoy, Christine C. Miles, Brad Wohler

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Abstract

Drug injectors and crack users (526) in South Florida responded to a survey questionnaire that was designed to examine belief in the effectiveness of various strategies, other than condom use, employed to reduce personal risk of contracting HIV during sexual acts. Each strategy was believed to be effective by at least one quarter of the study participants. Factor analysis was used to group these strategies. Subsequent multivariate analysis indicated that the participants who believed in the effectiveness of HIV prevention strategies other than condom use were also less likely to report using condoms. These findings highlight the need for prevention interventions to elicit prevention myths and the full range of risk reduction strategies practiced.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)150-159
Number of pages10
JournalAIDS Education and Prevention
Volume16
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2004

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Prevention myths and HIV risk reduction by active drug users. / Metsch, Lisa R.; McCoy, Clyde B; Miles, Christine C.; Wohler, Brad.

In: AIDS Education and Prevention, Vol. 16, No. 2, 01.04.2004, p. 150-159.

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Metsch, Lisa R. ; McCoy, Clyde B ; Miles, Christine C. ; Wohler, Brad. / Prevention myths and HIV risk reduction by active drug users. In: AIDS Education and Prevention. 2004 ; Vol. 16, No. 2. pp. 150-159.
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