Active and Former Injection Drug Users Report of HIV Risk Behaviors During Periods of Incarceration.

@article{Clarke2001ActiveAF,
  title={Active and Former Injection Drug Users Report of HIV Risk Behaviors During Periods of Incarceration.},
  author={Jennifer G. Clarke and Michael D Stein and Lucy Hanna and Mindy Sobota and Josiah D. Rich},
  journal={Substance abuse},
  year={2001},
  volume={22 4},
  pages={
          209-216
        }
}
American prisons have increasing numbers of inmates incarcerated for drug offenses. This population is at high risk for HIV-infection and may continue HIV transmission risk behaviors while incarcerated. We find that 31% of injection drug users with a history of imprisonment had used illicit drugs in prison, and nearly half of these persons had injected drugs while incarcerated. Male gender and number of times incarcerated were associated with drug use in prison. Interventions for drug-using… CONTINUE READING
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