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  1. Syphilis, sex and crack cocaine : images of risk and morality.

    Article - En anglais

    A new epidemic of syphilis in the Portland, Oregon metropolitan region mirrors a national trend in the United States.

    The epidemic is centered in urban areas, is associated with heterosexual transmission, and disproportionately affects people of color, especially African-Americans.

    The epidemic has been linked to sexual activity among users of crack cocaine, and particularly to the practice of trading sex and crack.

    Here, we report an analysis of in-depth interviews of 40 respondents, of whom 31 have used crack cocaine, 12 have experience as professional sex workers (prostitutes), and 12 are confirmed recent syphilis cases or their sexual contacts.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Syphilis, Tréponématose, Spirochétose, Bactériose, Infection, Maladie sexuellement transmissible, Prévention, Toxicomanie, Cocaïne, Comportement sexuel, Prostitution, Perception sociale, Facteur risque, Milieu culturel, Homme, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Syphilis, Treponematosis, Spirachaetosis, Bacteriosis, Infection, Sexually transmitted disease, Prevention, Drug addiction, Cocaine, Sexual behavior, Prostitution, Social perception, Risk factor, Cultural environment, Human, United States, North America, America

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

    Cote : 92-0420156

    Code Inist : 002B05F01. Création : 199406.