Association between Hiv Knowledge and Risk Behavior in Persons Who Inject Drugs in Thai Nguyen, Vietnam.

@article{Lim2014AssociationBH,
  title={Association between Hiv Knowledge and Risk Behavior in Persons Who Inject Drugs in Thai Nguyen, Vietnam.},
  author={Travis W. Lim and Wendy W. Davis and Vu Minh Quan and C. Frangakis and Tran Melody Vu Ngoc Viet and Nguyen Le Minh and Carl A Latkin and Carla E. Zelaya and Tran Thi Mo and Vivian F Go},
  journal={The Southeast Asian journal of tropical medicine and public health},
  year={2014},
  volume={45 6},
  pages={1425-36}
}
In Vietnam HIV infection is concentrated in key populations, including persons who inject drugs (PWID). The majority of PWID can name specific transmission routes of HIV, yet risk behaviors remain high. We conducted a cross-sectional survey of 1,355 PWID in Thai Nguyen Province, Vietnam, to compare their HIV knowledge with their self-reported risk behavior. Broader knowledge of HIV transmission, measured by a higher composite HIV knowledge score, was associated with a 19.5% lower adjusted odds… CONTINUE READING