Alcohol and HIV risk taking among intravenous drug users

Michael D. Stein, Anthony Charuvastra, Bradley Anderson, Mindy Sobota, Peter D. Friedmann

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Abstract

Purpose: To determine if drug risk days are also alcohol use days for active injection drug users (IDUs). Methods: Cross-sectional interview of 187 AUDIT-positive (≥8) active IDUs recruited between 2/98 and 10/99 from a needle exchange program (NEP) in Providence, RI. A drug risk day is defined as 'using needles, cotton, or cookers after someone else had used it,' measured using a 30-day Timeline Follow-Back procedure. Results: The sample was 64% male, 87% white, with 85% meeting DSM-IV criteria for alcohol abuse/dependence. Of the total days analyzed (n=5610), 25% were drug risk days; on 40% of these days, drinking also occurred. Using a generalized estimating equation (GEE) model to cluster by subject, alcohol use was associated with drug risk days (OR 1.53; 95% CI 1.2-1.9; P

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)727-736
Number of pages10
JournalAddictive Behaviors
Volume27
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes

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Risk-Taking
Drug Users
Alcohols
HIV
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Alcoholism
Needle-Exchange Programs
Needles
Injections
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders
Drinking
Interviews
Cotton

Keywords

  • Alcohol
  • HIV
  • Injection drug use
  • Needle exchange

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Clinical Psychology

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Stein, M. D., Charuvastra, A., Anderson, B., Sobota, M., & Friedmann, P. D. (2002). Alcohol and HIV risk taking among intravenous drug users. Addictive Behaviors, 27(5), 727-736. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0306-4603(01)00205-2

Alcohol and HIV risk taking among intravenous drug users. / Stein, Michael D.; Charuvastra, Anthony; Anderson, Bradley; Sobota, Mindy; Friedmann, Peter D.

In: Addictive Behaviors, Vol. 27, No. 5, 2002, p. 727-736.

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Stein, MD, Charuvastra, A, Anderson, B, Sobota, M & Friedmann, PD 2002, 'Alcohol and HIV risk taking among intravenous drug users', Addictive Behaviors, vol. 27, no. 5, pp. 727-736. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0306-4603(01)00205-2
Stein MD, Charuvastra A, Anderson B, Sobota M, Friedmann PD. Alcohol and HIV risk taking among intravenous drug users. Addictive Behaviors. 2002;27(5):727-736. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0306-4603(01)00205-2
Stein, Michael D. ; Charuvastra, Anthony ; Anderson, Bradley ; Sobota, Mindy ; Friedmann, Peter D. / Alcohol and HIV risk taking among intravenous drug users. In: Addictive Behaviors. 2002 ; Vol. 27, No. 5. pp. 727-736.
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