Dissolution of Primary Intimate Relationships During Incarceration and Associations With Post-Release STI/HIV Risk Behavior in a Southeastern City
January 24, 2011
Noting the scarcity of research investigating the effects of incarceration on relationships and health, the authors set out to measure how incarceration contributes to STDs and HIV by disrupting primary intimate relationships that safeguard against high-risk partnerships.
Seventy-two men had been incarcerated for one month or longer, and among them 31 had a primary partner (married or not married) at the time of their longest sentence. Thirty-one women had ever had a partner who was locked up for one month or longer.
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
01.2011; Vol. 38; No. 1: P. 43-47; Maria R. Khan; Lindy Behrend; Adaora A. Adimora; Sharon S. Weir; Caroline Tisdale; David A. Wohl
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