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NCJ Number: NCJ 242737     Find in a Library
Title: HIV/STI Risk Behavior of Drug Court Participants
Journal: Journal of Offender Rehabilitation  Volume:51  Issue:7  Dated:October 2012  Pages:453 to 473
Author(s): Angela A. Robertson ; Janet S. St. Lawrence ; D. Lee McCluskey
Date Published: 10/2012
Page Count: 21
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute on Drug Abuse
United States of America
Grant Number: R21 DA029449
Document: HTML 
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study employed interviews to assess drug court professionals’ perceptions of the need for an HIV risk reduction intervention to be integrated into the services provided to drug court participants.
Abstract: Drug abusing offenders have high rates of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STI). To date, the HIV/STI prevention needs of offenders in drug court programs have been ignored. This multi-method study employed interviews to assess drug court professionals’ perceptions of the need for an HIV risk reduction intervention to be integrated into the services provided to drug court participants. Then, surveys were completed by 235 drug court participants to assess whether their sexual risk behaviors affirmed the need for such an intervention. The survey also assessed demographic characteristics, drug use prior to program entry, HIV knowledge, and condom attitudes. The relationship between duration in the drug court program and sexual risk behavior was also examined. Implications for the development and delivery of HIV risk reduction interventions within drug court programs are discussed. Abstract published by arrangement with Taylor and Francis.
Main Term(s): Drug Courts
Index Term(s): Drug abuse ; Sexual behavior ; Felony ; Intervention ; Risk taking behavior ; AIDS/HIV prevention
   
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