Behavioral effects of receiving HIV test results among injecting drug users in Puerto Rico.

@article{Coln1996BehavioralEO,
  title={Behavioral effects of receiving HIV test results among injecting drug users in Puerto Rico.},
  author={H{\'e}ctor Manuel Col{\'o}n and Rafaela Rivera Robles and Carmen Amalia Marrero and Juan Carlos Lona Reyes and Hardeo Sahai},
  journal={AIDS},
  year={1996},
  volume={10 10},
  pages={1163-8}
}
OBJECTIVES To examine the influence of knowledge of HIV serostatus on changes in risk behaviors among injecting drug users (IDU). PROCEDURES IDU were recruited through sampling conducted at street drug-selling areas. Of 374 participants, 88.8% consented to be HIV tested and returned for their test results, and 73.5% were relocated and interviewed 6 months later. RESULTS Of the 176 IDU who reported a seronegative test result prior to baseline, 29 tested seropositive at baseline. No… CONTINUE READING