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Titolo:
Intimate relationship characteristics associated with condom use among drug users and their sex partners: a multilevel analysis
Autore:
Sherman, SG; Latkin, CA;
Indirizzi:
Johns Hopkins Univ, Sch Hyg & Publ Hlth, Dept Epidemiol, Baltimore, MD 21205 USA Johns Hopkins Univ Baltimore MD USA 21205 demiol, Baltimore, MD 21205 USA
Titolo Testata:
DRUG AND ALCOHOL DEPENDENCE
fascicolo: 1, volume: 64, anno: 2001,
pagine: 97 - 104
SICI:
0376-8716(20010901)64:1<97:IRCAWC>2.0.ZU;2-0
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
CRACK SMOKERS; RISK; WOMEN; INTERVENTION; BEHAVIORS; AIDS; PREDICTORS;
Keywords:
drug users; sexual risk behaviors; sex partners; HIV;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Life Sciences
Citazioni:
27
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Sherman, SG Johns Hopkins Univ, Sch Hyg & Publ Hlth, Dept Epidemiol, Baltimore, MD 21205 USA Johns Hopkins Univ Baltimore MD USA 21205 imore, MD 21205 USA
Citazione:
S.G. Sherman e C.A. Latkin, "Intimate relationship characteristics associated with condom use among drug users and their sex partners: a multilevel analysis", DRUG AL DEP, 64(1), 2001, pp. 97-104

Abstract

Few studies have examined sexual risk behaviors among drug users in the context of their primary sexual relationships. The aim of this study is to examine characteristics of sexual partners associated with inconsistent condom use among a sample of 703 cocaine and opiate users from Baltimore, MD whoparticipated in a network oriented intervention study of human immunodeficiency syndrome (HIV) risk behaviors among drug users. The current study examines relationship characteristics between drug users and their sexual partners (n = 1003). Some of the study participants had more than one sexual partner, accounting for the greater number of sexual pairs than study participants. Study participants reported using multiple drugs (56% injected, 48% sniffed heroin, and 48%, smoked crack) and that 70% of their sexual partners also used heroin and/or cocaine. Forty percent reported consistent condomuse in the past 3 months. In multiple logistic regression, characteristicsassociated with consistent condom use were, the drug user being HIV infected: not living with their sexual partners; and not being financially interdependent. Previous research has demonstrated lower rates of condom use withmain compared with casual and exchange partners. Primary sexual partners provide a sense of stability and introducing condoms may not be desirable orrealistic. HIV prevention programs that target drug users should focus on the benefits, such as trust and a sense of security, and risks of not usingcondoms in primary relationships. Programs should also focus on enhancing communication and negotiation skills through targeting individuals as well as couples. (C) 2001 Elsevier Science Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.

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