Few data are available on human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection and risk behaviors among lesbians and bisexual women.
A total of 498 lesbians and bisexual women was sampled from public venues in San Francisco and Berkeley, Calif, during 1993.
The overall HIV sero-prevalence was 1.2%. Ten percent of participants reported injecting drugs since 1978.
Forty percent of the participants reported unprotected vaginal or anal sex with men during the past 3 ycars, including unprotected sex with gay and bisexual men and male injection drug users.
The high rates of injection drug use and unsafe sexual behaviors suggest that lesbians and bisexual women frequenting public venues in San Francisco and Berkeley are at risk for HIV infection.
Mots-clés Pascal : SIDA, Virose, Infection, Prévalence, Epidémiologie, Homosexualité, Bisexualité, Femme, Homme, Toxicomanie, Comportement sexuel, Prise risque, Californie, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Immunopathologie, Immunodéficit
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : AIDS, Viral disease, Infection, Prevalence, Epidemiology, Homosexuality, Bisexuality, Woman, Human, Drug addiction, Sexual behavior, Risk taking, California, United States, North America, America, Immunopathology, Immune deficiency
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0009779
Code Inist : 002B06D01. Création : 01/03/1996.