The relative contributions of needle use practices and sexual behaviors to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) antibody seropositivity among 394 women incarcerated in Quebec were determined by risk factor assessment and serology with a nonnominal methodology.
HIV postivity was found in 6.9% (95% confidence interval [CI]=4.6,9.9) of all participants and in 13% (95% CI=8.6,18.6) of women with a history of injection drug use.
HIV seropositivity among women with a history of injection drug use was predicted by sexual or needle contact with a seropositive person, self-reported genital herpes, and having had a regular sexual partner who injected drugs, but is was not predicted by prostitution.
Mots-clés Pascal : SIDA, Virose, Infection, Epidémiologie, Milieu carcéral, Femme, Homme, Facteur risque, Toxicomanie, Voie intraveineuse, Comportement sexuel, Québec, Canada, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Immunopathologie, Immunodéficit
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : AIDS, Viral disease, Infection, Epidemiology, Carceral environment, Woman, Human, Risk factor, Drug addiction, Intravenous administration, Sexual behavior, Quebec, Canada, North America, America, Immunopathology, Immune deficiency
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0709805
Code Inist : 002B06D01. Création : 09/06/1995.