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HIV-positive notification and behavior changes in Montreal injection drug users.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11900107     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This study examined the effect of an HIV-positive notification on the sexual and injection behaviors, living conditions, and medical demands of injection drug users (IDUs) in Montreal. The behavior changes of 73 IDUs who received an HIV-positive test result, and 219 IDUs who tested negative were compared, and the net difference (ND) in the proportion of IDUs adopting the particular change was determined. No significant changes were found in drug use or needle sharing practices. A higher proportion of IDUs who received an HIV-positive notification acquired unstable living conditions, ND = 20.7% (95% CI = 3.3, 38.1), began medical follow up, ND = 34.4% (95% CI = 20.8, 48.7), and increased needle exchange program (NEP) utilization, ND = 20.5% (95% CI = 8.3, 32.8). Compared with HIV-negative males, more HIV-positive male IDUs stopped sexual relations, ND = 24.6% (95% CI = 0.4, 48.9), and sex work, ND = 31.8% (95% CI = 12.4, 51.3), and fewer began new relations, ND = -38.2% (95% CI = -52.6, -23.9). The medical community and NEPs have an important role in providing support for newly diagnosed IDUs.
Susan B Brogly; Julie Bruneau; François Lamothe; Jean Vincelette; Eduardo L Franco
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  AIDS education and prevention : official publication of the International Society for AIDS Education     Volume:  14     ISSN:  0899-9546     ISO Abbreviation:  AIDS Educ Prev     Publication Date:  2002 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-03-19     Completed Date:  2002-10-30     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9002873     Medline TA:  AIDS Educ Prev     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  17-28     Citation Subset:  IM; X    
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
HIV Seropositivity / psychology*
Needle Sharing / psychology
Prostitution / psychology
Sexual Behavior / psychology*
Substance Abuse, Intravenous / psychology*
Grant Support
R01 DA11591-01/DA/NIDA NIH HHS

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