Correlates of Consistent Condom Use With Main Partners by Partnership Patterns Among Young Adult Male Injection Drug Users From Five U.S. Cities
February 28, 2008
The researchers undertook the current study to examine correlates of consistent condom use with a main partner among heterosexual male injection drug users (IDUs).
Among IDUs with an exclusive main female partner, there was an inverse association between consistent condom use and needle sharing with the main partner. Among those with multiple partners, consistent condom use with a main partner was inversely associated with injecting with a used needle and with intimate partner violence.
"The low prevalence of consistent condom use with main female partners among heterosexually active male IDUs indicates an increased risk for HIV transmission between men and their primary sex partners," the authors concluded. "Interventions for heterosexual males that are geared toward increasing condom use in primary relationships are warranted."
Drug and Alcohol Dependence
11.2007; Vol. 91; Supplement 1: P. S56-S63; F. Kapadia; M.H. Latka; S.M. Hudson; E.T. Golub; J.V. Campbell; S. Bailey; V. Frye; R.S. Garfein; and for the DUIT Study Team
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