In this study, sexual risk behavior of 104 incarcerated female drug users is examined.
Findings demonstrate that incarcerated women who use drugs are at high risk for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection because of their behavior prior to arrest.
During the month prior to arrest, the majority of respondents were sexually active.
Half reported past sexual contacts with injecting drug users, and more than one-third had traded sex for money or drugs.
Consistent with other studies, condom use was more frequent with casual or commercial partners.
Mots-clés Pascal : Comportement sexuel, Prise risque, Femme, Homme, Milieu carcéral, Toxicomanie, Epidémiologie, Condom, Attitude, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Sexual behavior, Risk taking, Woman, Human, Carceral environment, Drug addiction, Epidemiology, Condom, Attitude, United States, North America, America
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0575994
Code Inist : 002B18C05A. Création : 09/06/1995.