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Substance use among women at risk for HIV infection.




 

J Drug Educ. 1992;22(2):131-46. Unique Identifier : AIDSLINE

This article reports results from a survey of culturally diverse women at risk for HIV infection in south Florida. Data concerning their substance use and its association with HIV risk behaviors are presented. Results indicate levels of consumption which exceed expectations based on general estimates of female substance use. Further, substance use was associated with specific behaviors and lifestyles which placed the women at increased risk for HIV infection.

Adult Alcoholism/COMPLICATIONS/EPIDEMIOLOGY/PREVENTION & CONTROL Cocaine Comparative Study Crack Cocaine Cross-Cultural Comparison *Ethnic Groups/STATISTICS & NUMER DATA Female Florida/EPIDEMIOLOGY *Health Behavior Human HIV Infections/EPIDEMIOLOGY/PREVENTION & CONTROL/*TRANSMISSION HIV Seroprevalence/TRENDS *Life Style Marijuana Abuse/COMPLICATIONS/EPIDEMIOLOGY/PREVENTION & CONTROL Risk Factors *Street Drugs Substance Abuse, Intravenous/*COMPLICATIONS/EPIDEMIOLOGY/ PREVENTION & CONTROL Substance Dependence/COMPLICATIONS/EPIDEMIOLOGY/PREVENTION & CONTROL Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S. JOURNAL ARTICLE



 




Information in this article was accurate in October 30, 1992. The state of the art may have changed since the publication date. This material is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between you and your doctor. Always discuss treatment options with a doctor who specializes in treating HIV.