AIDS, HIV infection, and illicit drug use within inner-city families and social networks.

@article{Pivnick1994AIDSHI,
  title={AIDS, HIV infection, and illicit drug use within inner-city families and social networks.},
  author={Anitra Pivnick and A. W. Jacobson and Karangwa Eric and Lynda Doll and Ernest Drucker},
  journal={American journal of public health},
  year={1994},
  volume={84 2},
  pages={271-4}
}
OBJECTIVES Drug use is commonly depicted and treated as an individual problem. This study describes the extent of drug use, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection, and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) among drug users' sexual partners and family and household members in order to broaden considerations of risk. METHODS Social network charts and structured interviews were administered to 126 women (predominantly African American and Latino) enrolled in methadone treatment. The… CONTINUE READING
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