Knowledge of AIDS and its transmission was studied in patients undergoing drug-dependence treatment for opiates and/or cocaine.
The study area included all of Spain and was carried out via a questionnaire assessing information about risk practices, HIV serostatus, etc, and 13 true or false questions concerning HIV-transmission knowledge.
The main purpose of the present study was to analyse the relationship between the level of information found in patients and factors potentially related to it, including the practice of high-risk activities for HIV transmission, the sources of information and behaviour modification.
Findings indicate that poor informaiion was associated with the use of non-sterile needles, anal-penis sexual relations, non-use of condoms, lack of preventive measures in daily cohabitation, and lack of previous drug-dependence treatment.
Mots-clés Pascal : Opiacés, Cocaïne, Toxicomanie, Connaissance, SIDA, Virose, Infection, Facteur risque, Prise risque, Relation sexuelle, Partage, Seringue, Voie intraveineuse, Enquête, Espagne, Europe, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Opiates, Cocaine, Drug addiction, Knowledge, AIDS, Viral disease, Infection, Risk factor, Risk taking, Sexual intercourse, Sharing, Syringe, Intravenous administration, Inquiry, Spain, Europe, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0304409
Code Inist : 002B18C05A. Création : 199406.