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Titolo:
Amphetamine use and its correlates among youths living with HIV
Autore:
Rotheram-Borus, MJ; Mann, T; Chabon, B;
Indirizzi:
Univ Calif Los Angeles, Div Social & Community Psychiat, Dept Psychiat, Los Angeles, CA 90024 USA Univ Calif Los Angeles Los Angeles CA USA 90024 Los Angeles, CA 90024 USA Montefiore Med Ctr, Adolescent AIDS Program, Bronx, NY 10467 USA Montefiore Med Ctr Bronx NY USA 10467 t AIDS Program, Bronx, NY 10467 USA
Titolo Testata:
AIDS EDUCATION AND PREVENTION
fascicolo: 3, volume: 11, anno: 1999,
pagine: 232 - 242
SICI:
0899-9546(199906)11:3<232:AUAICA>2.0.ZU;2-H
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
ADOLESCENTS;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Social & Behavioral Sciences
Citazioni:
29
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Rotheram-Borus, MJ 10920 Wilshire Blvd,Suite 350, Los Angeles, CA 90024 USA 10920 Wilshire Blvd,Suite 350 Los Angeles CA USA 90024
Citazione:
M.J. Rotheram-Borus et al., "Amphetamine use and its correlates among youths living with HIV", AIDS EDUC P, 11(3), 1999, pp. 232-242

Abstract

Amphetamine use and its correlates are examined among youths living with HIV (YLH) to determine whether its use is associated with increased transmission acts and poor health. Amphetamine use, other HN-related risk acts, T-cell counts, emotional distress, coping style, and symptoms of HIV are examined in 337 YLH. One third of YLH engaged in amphetamine use in their lifetime, and 21% of youths reported current use (i.e., in the last 3 months). Compared with those who never used, users initiated other drug use at youngerages, used more types of drugs, reported more emotional distress, and employed escape coping significantly more often. Compared with those who have never used (never-users), users also had more sexual partners and more sexual encounters. Although users and never-users do not differ on physical symptoms or whether they have been diagnosed with AIDS, users of amphetamines report significantly higher T-cell counts than never-users. Despite poor psychosocial functioning, amphetamine users have higher T-cell counts than other YLH; future research must examine longitudinally if a quadratic relationship exists between amphetamine use and health status. The continued high-risk profile of transmission acts among users suggests that preventive interventions must target specific drugs used by YLH.

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