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  1. Alcohol or drug use and compliance with safer sex guidelines for STD/HIV infection : Results from the french national survey on sexual behavior (ACSF) among heterosexuals.

    Article - En anglais


    Available literature shows that association of alcohol and/or drug use with unsafe sexual practices is not established, in contradistinction to the well-established association between such substance use and the sexual milieu itself.

    Goal : To analyze these two kinds of associations in a population-based sample of heterosexuals in France.

    Study Design 

    Cross-sectional telephone survey of the French adult heterosexual population in the early 1990s (n=4213).


    Subjects at risk were more likely than those not at risk to have consumed alcohol before sex ; this was not the case for drug use.

    However, at-risk subjects who engaged in unsafe practice (s) were not more likely to have consumed alcohol or drugs.


    Alcohol consumption appears to be a marker for being in an at-risk situation in France and may be used as such by public health providers.

    In contrast, the association between alcohol/drug use and unsafe sexual practices is not supported by our study and thus conflicts with prevention strategies to increase compliance with safer sex through alcohol/drug abstinence.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Hétérosexualité, Comportement sexuel, Substance toxicomanogène, Boisson alcoolisée, Epidémiologie, Homme, France, Europe, Médicament

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Heterosexuality, Sexual behavior, Drug of abuse, Alcoholic beverage, Epidemiology, Human, France, Europe, Drug

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 98-0221078

    Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 11/09/1998.