Mujeres que consumen sustancias y su vulnerabilidad frente al VIH en santiago de Chile

Translated title of the contribution: Women who consume substances and their vulnerability to HIV in santiago of Chile

Lisette P. Irarrázabal, Lilian Ferrer, Natalia Villegas, Sebastián Sanhueza, Yerko Molina, Rosina Cianelli

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Abstract

Introduction: Women represent 15%of the people living withHIVinChile. Risk behaviors for HIV are:multiple partners, unsafe sex, and exchange of sex for drugs/money. Methodology: A correlational design was used. A sample of 203 women who were sexually active and consumed substances within the last 3-monthswere selected for this study.Results:The average age of the participants was 32.4 years (SD = 9.2) and 68.1% were housewives. The substance most commonly used was alcohol (95.1%) and marijuana (49.8%); 23.7% of the women were drunk or drugged before having sex; 74.4% had multiple sexual partners and 95.6% had unprotected sex. There is a significant correlation (p < 0.05) between substance abuse and HIV risk behaviors. Conclusion: It is necessary to develop more research to understand in depth the relationship between substance use and HIV risk among Chilean women. It is important to consider the use of substances to develop and implement HIV prevention programs in the Chilean community.

Translated title of the contributionWomen who consume substances and their vulnerability to HIV in santiago of Chile
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)89-93
Number of pages5
JournalHispanic Health Care International
Volume14
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2016

Keywords

  • Chile
  • Drugs
  • HIV
  • Women

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)
  • Medicine(all)

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