Psychiatric, behavioural and social risk factors for HIV infection among female drug users
Gilchrist, Gail, Blazquez, Alicia and Torrens, Marta (2011) Psychiatric, behavioural and social risk factors for HIV infection among female drug users. AIDS and Behavior, 15 (8). pp. 1834-1843. ISSN 1090-7165 (Print), 1573-3254 (Online) (doi:10.1007/s10461-011-9991-1)Full text not available from this repository.
Female drug users report greater psychopathology and risk behaviours than male drug users, putting them at greater risk for HIV. This mixed-methods study determined psychiatric, behavioural and social risk factors for HIV among 118 female drug users (27% (32/118) were HIV seropositive) in Barcelona. DSM-IV disorders were assessed using the Spanish Psychiatric Research Interview for Substance and Mental Disorders. 30 participants were interviewed in-depth. In stepwise multiple backward logistic regression, ever injected with a used syringe, antisocial personality disorder, had an HIV seropositive sexual partner and substance-induced major depressive disorder were associated with HIV seropositivity. Qualitative findings illustrate the complex ways in which psychiatric disorders and male drug-using partners interact with these risk factors. Interventions should address all aspects of female drug users’ lives to reduce HIV.
|Additional Information:|| First published online: 12 July 2011.  Published in print: 1 November 2011.  Published as: AIDS and Behavior, (2011), Vol. 15, (8), pp. 1834-1843.|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||HIV, HIV risk behaviours, female drug users, substance-induced depression, antisocial personality disorder|
|Subjects:||B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology|
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
|School / Department / Research Groups:||School of Health & Social Care|
|Last Modified:||24 Jun 2013 14:29|
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