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Sharing injecting equipment and sexual behavior in ambulatory intravenous drug users: a national survey (Spain).
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PMID:  7890447     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This article examines the relationship between sharing and sexual behavior in a nationwide sample of 1,074 intravenous drug users (IVDUs) in ambulatory treatment in Spain. Of our sample, 31.9% shared or had shared injecting equipment. Sharing was associated with sex-less frequent in males--and yielded an inverse relationship with age, years of education, and age at first intravenous drug use. Sharers, especially women, engaged more frequently in sex in exchange for money. A small proportion (6.3%) of male IVDUs had bisexual or homosexual relations. Condoms were always used by 18.4% of males and 15.9% of females. The sharing of injecting equipment was not generally associated with a particular type of penetrative sexual encounter, although condom use was less frequent among IVDUs who shared injecting equipment. The limitations of the present study are discussed.
M J Bravo; M Delgado-Rodríguez; L de la Fuente; P Lardelli; G Barrio; R López
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The International journal of the addictions     Volume:  29     ISSN:  0020-773X     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Addict     Publication Date:  1994 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-04-20     Completed Date:  1995-04-20     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0123640     Medline TA:  Int J Addict     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1893-907     Citation Subset:  IM    
National Plan on Drugs, Ministry of Health, Madrid, Spain.
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MeSH Terms
Ambulatory Care / statistics & numerical data
Condoms / statistics & numerical data
Cross-Sectional Studies
Homosexuality, Male / statistics & numerical data
Needle Sharing / statistics & numerical data*
Opioid-Related Disorders / epidemiology,  rehabilitation
Sexual Behavior*
Spain / epidemiology
Substance Abuse, Intravenous / epidemiology*,  rehabilitation

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