To better target efforts aimed at modifying sexual behaviour among injecting drug users (IDUs), we conducted a detailed analysis of sexual partners and practices reported by 1214 Italian heterosexual drug users during the period June 1985-June 1987.
Females were more likely to have only drug-using partners (42.8% vs 17.1%), while males were more likely to have only non drug-using partners (50.5% vs 21.4%). Female drug users were more likely to report either one partner or >10 partners, while males were more likely to report 2-10 partners.
Nearly 90% of women with only drug-using partners had only one partner.
Overall, 29% of women with only non drug-using partners reported that they always used condoms.
Mots-clés Pascal : Comportement sexuel, Toxicomanie, Immunodéficit acquis syndrome, Virose, Infection, Facteur risque, Voie intraveineuse, Italie, Europe, Hétérosexualité, Prévention, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Sexual behavior, Drug addiction, AIDS, Viral disease, Infection, Risk factor, Intravenous administration, Italy, Europe, Heterosexuality, Prevention, Human
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Code Inist : 002B18C04. Création : 199406.