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Titolo:
Sexual orientation and HIV infection prevalence among young Latino injection drug users in Harlem
Autore:
Diaz, T; Vlahov, D; Greenberg, B; Cuevas, Y; Garfein, R;
Indirizzi:
New York Acad Med, Ctr Urban Epidemiol Studies, New York, NY 10029 USA NewYork Acad Med New York NY USA 10029 l Studies, New York, NY 10029 USA Ctr Dis Control & Prevent, Natl Ctr HIV STD & TB Prevent, Off Global AIDS Act, Atlanta, GA USA Ctr Dis Control & Prevent Atlanta GA USA lobal AIDS Act, Atlanta, GA USA Ctr Dis Control & Prevent, Natl Ctr HIV STD & TB Prevent, Div HIV & AIDS Prevent, Atlanta, GA USA Ctr Dis Control & Prevent Atlanta GA USA & AIDS Prevent, Atlanta, GA USA
Titolo Testata:
JOURNAL OF WOMENS HEALTH & GENDER-BASED MEDICINE
fascicolo: 4, volume: 10, anno: 2001,
pagine: 371 - 380
SICI:
1524-6094(200105)10:4<371:SOAHIP>2.0.ZU;2-D
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
NEW-YORK-CITY; BEHAVIORAL RISK-FACTORS; HUMAN-IMMUNODEFICIENCY; HEPATITIS-C; PUERTO-RICO; WOMEN; SEROPREVALENCE; HISPANICS; EPIDEMIC; LESBIANS;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Social & Behavioral Sciences
Clinical Medicine
Citazioni:
29
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Vlahov, D New York Acad Med, Ctr Urban Epidemiol Studies, 1216 5th Ave, New York, NY10029 USA New York Acad Med 1216 5th Ave New York NY USA 10029 NY10029 USA
Citazione:
T. Diaz et al., "Sexual orientation and HIV infection prevalence among young Latino injection drug users in Harlem", J WOMEN H G, 10(4), 2001, pp. 371-380

Abstract

Among injection drug users (IDUs), those at highest risk for HIV infectioninclude Latinos, young women, and young men who have sex with men (homosexual men). We examined how HIV infection prevalence is affected by gender and sexual orientation among young Latino IDUs in New York City. We used baseline data from a cohort study of young (18-30 years) IDUs in Harlem, New York City, conducted from 1997 through 1999. Participants were asked about drug use and sexual behaviors, and blood was taken for HIV, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C viral antibody testing. Of 156 participants who self-identifiedas Latino, 145 (94%) were Puerto Rican. Overall, 101 (65%) were heterosexual men, 11 (7%) were men who have sex with men (MSM), 32 (20%) were heterosexual women, and 12 (8%) were women who have sex with women (WSW). Of the whole cohort, 17 (11%) were HIV positive. HIV infection rates were higher among WSW (42%, p < 0.05), heterosexual women (16%, p < 0.05), and homosexualmen (18%, p = 0.09) than heterosexual men (5%). Compared with heterosexualmen, homosexual men were significantly (p < 0.05) more likely to have received money or drugs for sex (64% versus 33%), and WSW were significantly more likely to have had unprotected sex with an IDU 5 years or more older (50% versus 16%). Multivariate analysis showed being a WSW (adjusted odds ratio [AOR] = 8.68, 95% confidence interval [CI] 1.78-42.26) and having unprotected sex with an older IDU (AOR = 7.01, 95% CI 2.23-21.96) to be associatedwith HIV infection. Sexual transmission may account for many HIV infections among young Latino IDUs. The high prevalence of HIV infection among WSW may, in part, be due to their having unprotected sex with older men, but studies with larger sample sizes are needed to confirm this.

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