HIV risk behaviour among psychiatric inpatients: results from a hospital-wide screening study in southern India.

@article{Chandra2003HIVRB,
  title={HIV risk behaviour among psychiatric inpatients: results from a hospital-wide screening study in southern India.},
  author={Prabha S. Chandra and Michael P Carey and Kate B Carey and P S D V Prasada Rao and K R Jairam and Tinku Thomas},
  journal={International journal of STD & AIDS},
  year={2003},
  volume={14 8},
  pages={532-8}
}
The study was carried out to investigate the prevalence and correlates of sexual risk behaviour among psychiatric inpatients in India. Consecutive inpatients (n = 618) were assessed using a structured interview and standardized measures. Women were more likely to be sexually active (50%) than men (36%), but equally likely (6% vs 5%) to engage in risky behaviour. Common risk behaviours included having a risky partner, having multiple partners, and exchanging money for sex. Being sexually active… CONTINUE READING

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