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Women, Drug Use, and HIV Infection

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ISBN 9780789005274
Published March 15, 1998 by Routledge
237 Pages

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Book Description

In Women, Drug Use, and HIV Infection, you’ll see why AIDS is the fourth leading cause of death among women of childbearing age, and you’ll come to understand why it disproportionately affects minority women, many of whom are poor, addicted to drugs, and/or the sexual partners of drug users. You’ll gain instantaneous access to the data collected by a national, multi-site Cooperative Agreement funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse. The quantitative and qualitative studies contained in this publication will familiarize you with the lives of women especially susceptible to HIV infection. You’ll also discover descriptions of prevention strategies that will lower the risk of infection in this high-risk population of women.

In Women, Drug Use, and HIV Infection, at least two chapters focus on each main topic, giving you a deeper, multilayered look at each issue. Even after a few chapters, you’ll find that your understanding of this national societal illness will expand tremendously in these and other areas:

  • cultural contexts of various geographical areas of the United States
  • perceptions of HIV risk among the women who use drugs
  • the difference in risk behaviors of drug-using women in cities of different sizes with different rates of HIV seroprevelance
  • how past and current domestic violence changes the HIV risk behavior of women who are sexual partners of drug users
  • how the trading of sex for drugs and/or money is critical in tracking HIV risk behavior in women

    Women, Drug Use, and HIV Infection takes its data from a wide variety of U.S. locations and from a wide variety of women and organizes it in a way that you can understand, process, and ultimately turn toward transformative action in your rural or urban area of the country. You’ll get the latest in outreach and intervention efforts, and you’ll find yourself with more and more recommendations for future prevention.

Table of Contents

Contents Overview

  • Women’s Drug Use and HIV Risk: Findings from NIDA’s Cooperative Agreement for Community-Based Outreach/Intervention Research Program
  • Women Drug Users and HIV Prevention: Overview of Findings and Research Needs
  • HIV Risk Behavior Change of Female Drug Users
  • HIV Sex and Drug Risk Behavior and Behavior Change in a National Sample of Injection Drug and Crack Cocaine Using Women
  • Effectiveness of HIV Interventions Among Women Drug Users
  • Single Site Descriptions
  • AIDS Risk Perception Among Women Drug Users in Hartford, CT
  • Sex Partners of Alaskan Drug Users: HIV Transmission Between White Men and Alaska Native Women
  • Contextual Variables in Women’s HIV Risk Behaviors
  • A Comparison of HIV Risk Behaviors Among Women Drug Users from Two Cities in a Rural State: Recommendations for Targeted Prevention
  • Social Influences: Living Arrangements of Drug Using Women at Risk for HIV Infection
  • Differences in Condom Behaviors and Beliefs Among Female Drug Users Recruited from Two Cities
  • Violence and HIV Sexual Risk Behaviors Among Female Sex Partners of Male Drug Users
  • Gender Differences in HIV Risk Behavior and Health Status of Drug Users
  • Urban Crack Users: Gender Differences in Drug Use, HIV Risk, and Health Status
  • A Unique Population of Women at Risk: Women Who Trade Sex for Money and Drugs
  • Predictors of HIV Infection Among Women Drug Users in New York and Miami
  • Streets, Drugs, and the Economy of Sex in the Age of AIDS
  • Index
  • Reference Notes Included

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