Temporal differences in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) risk-related behaviors among injection drug users in Rome, Italy, were anlayzed in 487 drug users recruited in 1990 and 450 recruited in 1992.
Sharing of syringes decreased among self-reported HIV-positive drug users between 1990 and 1992, but there was no change in their sexual behavior.
Fewer HIV-seronegative durg users reported passing on used syringes in 1992 than in 1990 ; however, there was no change in the percentage of seronegative subjects using previously used syringes, and a reduction in condom use with primary partners.
There still exists a great potential for transmission of HIV infection among injection drug users and from injection drug users to the general population.
Mots-clés Pascal : SIDA, Virose, Infection, Comportement sexuel, Prise risque, Echange, Seringue, Toxicomanie, Voie intraveineuse, Homme, Epidémiologie, Italie, Europe, Immunopathologie, Immunodéficit
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : AIDS, Viral disease, Infection, Sexual behavior, Risk taking, Exchange, Syringe, Drug addiction, Intravenous administration, Human, Epidemiology, Italy, Europe, Immunopathology, Immune deficiency
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0347841
Code Inist : 002B06D01. Création : 01/03/1996.