To replicate prior descriptions of injection drug users (IDUs), 158 IDUs recruited via a street-outreach program were compared to 320 non-IDUs on measures of substance use, lifetime psychopathology, and HIV risk behavior.
IDUs were more likely to receive a diagnosis of antisocial personality disorder, but not other psychiatric diagnoses, and to report dependence on multiple substances.
IDUs reported more HIV risk behaviors, but perceived HIV risk did not differ from non-IDUs.
Compared to IDUs who declined treatment, IDUs willing to accept treatment did not differ on drug-related problems, lifetime psychopathology, or perceived HIV risk.
Mots-clés Pascal : Toxicomanie, Voie intraveineuse, Prise risque, SIDA, Virose, Infection, Association morbide, Trouble psychiatrique, Trouble personnalité, Homme, Immunopathologie, Immunodéficit, Personnalité antisociale
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Drug addiction, Intravenous administration, Risk taking, AIDS, Viral disease, Infection, Concomitant disease, Mental disorder, Personality disorder, Human, Immunopathology, Immune deficiency, Antisocial personality
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0016918
Code Inist : 002B18C05A. Création : 21/05/1997.