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  1. Fulltext. Histories of substance use and risk behavior : Precursors to HIV seroconversion in homosexual men.

    Article - En anglais

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    Objectives

    This study compared history of substance use ande episodic use in terms of HIV seroconversion.

    Methods

    A sample of 337 baseline HIV-negative gay men was followed for 6 years.

    Bivariate and survival analyses were used to compare 39 converters with nonconverters on substance use behaviors.

    Results

    Seroconverters were consistently more likely to report use of marijuana, nitrite inhalants, amphetamines, and cocaine than nonconverters.

    Consistent use of nitrite inhalants and amphetamines increases the relative risk of seroconversion, while episodic use does not.

    Both patterns of cocaine use increase seroconversion risk.

    Conclusions

    There are three potential mechanisms for an increased risk of conversion due to consistent substance use.

    Mots-clés Pascal : SIDA, Virose, Infection, Virus immunodéficience humaine, Lentivirus, Retroviridae, Virus, Séropositivité, Comportement sexuel, Homosexualité, Toxicomanie, Cocaïne, Amfétamine, Barbituriques, Hachisch, Alcoolisme, Epidémiologie, Facteur risque, Comportement, Risque, Homme, Etude comparative, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Immunopathologie, Immunodéficit, Sérologie

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : AIDS, Viral disease, Infection, Human immunodeficiency virus, Lentivirus, Retroviridae, Virus, Seropositivity, Sexual behavior, Homosexuality, Drug addiction, Cocaine, Amfetamine, Barbiturates, Hachisch, Alcoholism, Epidemiology, Risk factor, Behavior, Risk, Human, Comparative study, United States, North America, America, Immunopathology, Immune deficiency, Serology

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

    Cote : 98-0252761

    Code Inist : 002B06D01. Création : 11/09/1998.