Report: Americans Curbing Behaviors That Lead to HIV
January 24, 2012
Fewer Americans are engaging in behaviors that put them at risk for HIV, according to a CDC report released Thursday. The study is based on data from nearly 23,000 respondents to the 2006-10 National Survey of Family Growth, and it included comparisons with data from the 2002 NSFG. The participants, ages 15-44, were asked a number of questions, including some dealing with 10 HIV risk-related behaviors during the previous 12 months.
However, reports of sex with a partner who injects drugs fell to less than 1 percent for both genders. Both males and females reported fewer episodes of sex in exchange for money or drugs (1.3 percent for men, 0.7 percent for women). The proportion of women reporting sex with male partners who had sex with other males fell from 2.3 percent to 1.4 percent. Among men, crack cocaine use decreased from 1.8 percent to 0.8 percent.
01.20.2012; Cheryl Wetzstein
This article was provided by U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update. Visit the CDC's website to find out more about their activities, publications and services.
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