Gender differences in the rates and correlates of HIV risk behaviors among drug abusers.

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Journal Article

This study examined gender differences in the rates and correlates of HIV risk behaviors among 1,429 clients participating in multi-site trials throughout the United States between 2001 and 2005 as part of the National Institute on Drug Abuse-funded Clinical Trials Network. Women engaged in higher risk sexual behaviors. Greater alcohol use and psychiatric severity were associated with higher risk behaviors for women, while impaired social relations were associated with decreased risk for men. Specific risk factors were differentially predictive of HIV risk behaviors for women and men, highlighting the need for gender-specific risk-reduction interventions. Limitations of the study are discussed.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Brooks, A; Meade, CS; Potter, JS; Lokhnygina, Y; Calsyn, DA; Greenfield, SF

Published Date

  • December 2010

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 45 / 14

Start / End Page

  • 2444 - 2469

PubMed ID

  • 20536356

Pubmed Central ID

  • 20536356

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1532-2491

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1082-6084

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.3109/10826084.2010.490928

Language

  • eng