Chronic mentally ill adults have been found to be at risk for HIV infection.
The authors investigated the prevalence of HIV risk behaviors among psychiatric outpatients.
Correlates of HIV risk factors and characteristics of patient relationships in which risk occurred were investigated.
Structured interviews were conducted with 9S chronic mentally ill adults from urban community support service programs.
The interviews focused on sexual and substance use behavior, history of HIV risk behaviors, and relationship characteristics related to risk.
The study showed that 27% of all patients had had two or more sex partners in the previous year and 18% had received money or drugs for sex.
Mots-clés Pascal : Trouble psychiatrique, Facteur risque, Prise risque, Prédiction, Comportement sexuel, Relation sexuelle, Toxicomanie, Voie intraveineuse, Santé mentale, Adulte, Homme, SIDA, Virose, Infection, Séropositivité, Immunopathologie, Hémopathie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Mental disorder, Risk factor, Risk taking, Prediction, Sexual behavior, Sexual intercourse, Drug addiction, Intravenous administration, Mental health, Adult, Human, AIDS, Viral disease, Infection, Seropositivity, Immunopathology, Hemopathy
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