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Gender differences in high risk sexual behaviors and injection practices associated with perceived HIV risk among injection drug users.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19670972     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
This study compared male and female injection drug users (IDUs) on perceived risk of contracting HIV and examined the associations between risk perceptions and sharing injection drugs or equipment, engaging in casual sex, and engaging in commercial sex. We used baseline data from 271 IDUs recruited between 2000 and 2005 from the Baltimore, Maryland site of the International Neurobehavioral HIV Study. We found that although there was no significant difference in levels of perceived risk between males and females, males reported significantly more casual sex, whereas females reported more commercial sex. Logistic regression analyses with the entire sample indicated that sharing of injection drugs or equipment was consistently associated with greater perceived risk. We also found a significant interaction between gender and having had casual sex, such that females who had engaged in casual sex were significantly more likely to perceive that they were at greater risk for contracting HIV. Our results suggest that male IDUs should be targeted for HIV risk-reduction programs focusing on casual and commercial sex.
Authors:
Mary M Mitchell; William W Latimer
Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural    
Journal Detail:
Title:  AIDS education and prevention : official publication of the International Society for AIDS Education     Volume:  21     ISSN:  1943-2755     ISO Abbreviation:  AIDS Educ Prev     Publication Date:  2009 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-08-12     Completed Date:  2009-09-09     Revised Date:  2014-09-13    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9002873     Medline TA:  AIDS Educ Prev     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  384-94     Citation Subset:  IM; X    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Adult
Baltimore
Drug Users / psychology*,  statistics & numerical data
Female
HIV Infections / prevention & control*,  transmission
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
Humans
Logistic Models
Male
Middle Aged
Needle Sharing / adverse effects,  psychology
Perception
Questionnaires
Regression Analysis
Risk Factors
Risk-Taking
Sex Factors
Sexual Behavior / psychology*
Substance Abuse, Intravenous / psychology
Unsafe Sex / psychology*,  statistics & numerical data
Young Adult
Grant Support
ID/Acronym/Agency:
R01 DA010777/DA/NIDA NIH HHS; R01 DA014498/DA/NIDA NIH HHS

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