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Psychological dysfunction and HIV/AIDS risk behavior.
J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr Hum Retrovirol. 1996 Feb 01; 11(2):198-202.JA

Abstract

The relationship between psychological problems and human immunodeficiency virus HIV/AIDS risk-taking behaviors was examined among 834 daily opioid users entering methadone treatment programs. A composite measure of psychological dysfunction was created using depression, anxiety, and hostility scales. This measure was found to be significantly related to needle risk in terms of injecting with used equipment, sharing of drug paraphernalia, and sharing with strangers. Psychological dysfunction was also related to sexual risk taking in terms of number of partners, unprotected sex with other injection drug users, and trading sex. Use of cocaine was significantly related to all measures of injection and sex-related risk taking; use of speedball (heroin and cocaine) was significantly related to use of dirty equipment and sharing of paraphernalia. The implications of study findings for AIDS prevention programming are discussed.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Institute of Behavioral Research, Texas Christian University, Forth Worth 76129, USA.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

Language

eng

PubMed ID

8556403

Citation

Camacho, L M., et al. "Psychological Dysfunction and HIV/AIDS Risk Behavior." Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes and Human Retrovirology : Official Publication of the International Retrovirology Association, vol. 11, no. 2, 1996, pp. 198-202.
Camacho LM, Brown BS, Simpson DD. Psychological dysfunction and HIV/AIDS risk behavior. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr Hum Retrovirol. 1996;11(2):198-202.
Camacho, L. M., Brown, B. S., & Simpson, D. D. (1996). Psychological dysfunction and HIV/AIDS risk behavior. Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes and Human Retrovirology : Official Publication of the International Retrovirology Association, 11(2), 198-202.
Camacho LM, Brown BS, Simpson DD. Psychological Dysfunction and HIV/AIDS Risk Behavior. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr Hum Retrovirol. 1996 Feb 1;11(2):198-202. PubMed PMID: 8556403.
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