In an exploratory study of the HIV risk-taking behaviors and risk reduction readiness of a sample of 74 hard-to-reach, out-of-treatment African American and Mexican American drug-using women who are at high risk for HIV infection, Mexican American women were found to be more likely than African American women to have drug-using sexual partners and to use drugs daily.
Cocaine was the drug most commonly used by both groups.
Heroin injectors were more likely than nonheroin injectors to use daily and to share needles.
Women of both ethnicities expressed considerable readiness for HIV risk reduction.
We describe two empirically derived interventions to reduce HIV risks among this population and share our observations regarding collecting data from and intervening with hard-to-reach, drug-using minority women who are at high risk for HIV infection.
Mots-clés Pascal : SIDA, Virose, Infection, Comportement sexuel, Prise risque, Femme, Homme, Toxicomanie, Noir américain, Latinoaméricain, Ethnie, Programme sanitaire, Prévention, Texas, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Immunopathologie, Immunodéficit
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : AIDS, Viral disease, Infection, Sexual behavior, Risk taking, Woman, Human, Drug addiction, Black American, Latinamerican, Ethnic group, Sanitary program, Prevention, Texas, United States, North America, America, Immunopathology, Immune deficiency
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Code Inist : 002B30A03C. Création : 10/04/1997.