The authors conducted formative research on the use of partner notification with HIV-infected drug users (i.e. those who use/abuse injectable drugs, crack or cocaine) in order to guide the development of an effective intervention for this population in New York City.
Structured focus group and personal interviews were conducted with 25 in-and out-of-treatment drug users, 23 counsellors from a sexually transmitted disease (STD) clinic and a methadone maintenance treatment programme (MMTP), and nine experts in the field of HIV partner notification and/or substance abuse prevention and treatment.
Results revealed factors associated with HIV-positive disclosure, the strengths and barriers of existing partner notification programmes and issues that should be considered in designing an effective intervention with HIV-infected drug users.
Further research and planning activities are recommended before piloting and evaluating such a programme.
Mots-clés Pascal : Prévention, Programme sanitaire, SIDA, Virose, Infection, Toxicomanie, New York, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Information biomédicale, Transmission information, Facteur risque, Homme, Immunopathologie, Immunodéficit
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Prevention, Sanitary program, AIDS, Viral disease, Infection, Drug addiction, New York, United States, North America, America, Biomedical information, Information transmission, Risk factor, Human, Immunopathology, Immune deficiency
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0394595
Code Inist : 002B30A03A. Création : 25/01/1999.