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.
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.