Gender differences in sexual behaviors, sexual partnerships, and HIV among drug users in New York City

Judith Absalon, Crystal M. Fuller, Danielle C. Ompad, Shannon Blaney, Beryl Koblin, Sandro Galea, David Vlahov

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Abstract

We compared sexual behaviors/partnerships and determined sexual risk correlates associated with HIV by gender among street-recruited drug users using chi-square tests and logistic regression. Men reported higher risk sexual behaviors, yet fewer high-risk sexual partners than women. After adjustment, HIV seropositive men were more likely than seronegatives to be older, MSM, use condoms, and have an HIV-infected partner. HIV seropositive women were more likely to be older, have an HIV-infected partner, and not use non-injected heroin. IDU was not associated with HIV. Prospective studies are needed to determine how gender-specific sexual behaviors/partnerships among drug users affect HIV acquisition.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)707-715
Number of pages9
JournalAIDS and Behavior
Volume10
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2006

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Drug Users
Sexual Behavior
HIV
Social Adjustment
Sexual Partners
Heroin
Condoms
Street Drugs
Chi-Square Distribution
Risk-Taking
Logistic Models
Prospective Studies

Keywords

  • Drug users
  • Gender
  • HIV
  • Partnerships
  • Sexual behaviors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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Gender differences in sexual behaviors, sexual partnerships, and HIV among drug users in New York City. / Absalon, Judith; Fuller, Crystal M.; Ompad, Danielle C.; Blaney, Shannon; Koblin, Beryl; Galea, Sandro; Vlahov, David.

In: AIDS and Behavior, Vol. 10, No. 6, 11.2006, p. 707-715.

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Absalon, Judith ; Fuller, Crystal M. ; Ompad, Danielle C. ; Blaney, Shannon ; Koblin, Beryl ; Galea, Sandro ; Vlahov, David. / Gender differences in sexual behaviors, sexual partnerships, and HIV among drug users in New York City. In: AIDS and Behavior. 2006 ; Vol. 10, No. 6. pp. 707-715.
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