Behavioral risk factors of human immunodeficiency virus infection among intravenous drug users and implications for preventive interventions.

@article{Nemoto1990BehavioralRF,
  title={Behavioral risk factors of human immunodeficiency virus infection among intravenous drug users and implications for preventive interventions.},
  author={Tooru Nemoto and Lawrence S. Brown and Karen Foster and Annie Chu},
  journal={AIDS education and prevention : official publication of the International Society for AIDS Education},
  year={1990},
  volume={2 2},
  pages={116-26}
}
Risk behaviors for HIV infection in relation to drug and sexual activities among 262 intravenous drug users (IVDUs) from methadone clinics in New York City were investigated using a structured questionnaire in 1986. The overall seroprevalence rate was 60.1 per cent. Intravenous heroin and cocaine users were found to be significantly more likely to be HIV positive than those who used heroin and cocaine intranasally. Among female IVDUs, excluding prostitutes (defined by self-report of sex for… CONTINUE READING
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