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NCJ Number: 127023 Find in a Library
Title: AIDS-Related Risk Behaviors Among Substance Abusers
Journal: International Journal of the Addictions  Volume:25  Issue:3  Pages:291-299
Author(s): G Ottomanelli; T H Kramer; B Bihari; J Fine; S Heller; J A Mosley
Date Published: 1990
Page Count: 9
Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The incidence of AIDS among intravenous drug users has been a source of increasing concern to public health officials.
Abstract: In the present study, 92 substance abusers involved in the Kings County Hospital Center Substance Abuse Service were surveyed about AIDS-related risk behaviors. The questionnaire elicited information on demographics, sexual practices, substance abuse, and risk behaviors involving the use of needles. Results indicated an appropriate base of prevention knowledge and patients' efforts to modify vulnerability to HIV exposure. Nevertheless, patients continue to engage in behaviors resulting in HIV exposure and transmission. 2 tables, 1 appendix, and 8 references (Author abstract modified)
Main Term(s): AIDS/HIV transmission; Risk taking behavior
Index Term(s): Drug abuse education; Drug offenders; Drug treatment programs; New York
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