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Journal of AIDS & Clinical Research
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Research Article

Factors Associated with Recent Risky Drug Use and Sexual Behaviors among Drug Users in Southwestern China

Yifei Hu1, Shu Liang2, Junling Zhu1, Guangming Qin2, Qianping Liu3, Benli Song3, Qixing Wang4, Daying Wei4, Linglin Zhang2, Han-Zhu Qian5*, Yuhua Ruan1*, Yiming Shao1

1National Center for AIDS/STD Control and Prevention, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Beijing, P. R. China

2Sichuan Provincial Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Chengdu, Sichuan Province, P. R. China

3Xichang Center for STD and Leprosy Control, Xichang City, Sichuan Province, P. R. China

4Liangshan Prefecture Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Sichuan Province, P. R. China

5Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health, and Division of Epidemiology, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee, USA

*Corresponding Author:
Dr. Han-Zhu Qian
Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health
and Division of Epidemiology
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Nashville, Tennessee, USA
Tel: +1-615-343-3159
E-mail: [email protected] edu

Dr. Yuhua Ruan
National Center for AIDS/STD Control and Prevention
Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Beijing, P. R. China
E-mail: [email protected]

Received Date: February 01, 2011; Accepted Date: March 24, 2011; Published Date: March 25, 2011

Citation: Hu Y, Liang S, Zhu J, Qin G, Liu Q, et al. (2011) Factors Associated with Recent Risky Drug Use and Sexual Behaviors among Drug Users in Southwestern China. J AIDS Clinic Res 2:120. doi:10.4172/2155-6113.1000120

Copyright: © 2011 Hu Y, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

Abstract

A cross-sectional survey was conducted in 2007 among 504 drug users who were recruited mainly from detoxification centers in southwest China. About one-third (34.3%) of participants reported recent risky drug use behavior, which was defined as injecting drugs in the past 3 months, and more than one-fifth (21.6%) reported recent risky sexual behavior, or had multiple sexual partners in the past 30 days. Male sex (odds ratio [OR], 1.9; 95% confidence interval [CI], 1.2-3.2) and more episodes of detoxification (OR, 3.7; 95% CI, 2.3-6.0) were associated with higher odds of risky drug use behavior, while unmarried status (OR, 1.7; 95% CI, 1.0-2.9), higher personal annual income (OR, 1.8; 95% CI, 1.1-2.8) and history of sexually transmitted infections (OR, 3.7; 95% CI, 2.1-6.6) were associated with higher odds of having risky sexual behavior. Subgroup analyses showed 15% participants who used drugs in the past 3 months also shared needles, and 77% participants who had multiple sexual partners in the past 30 days did not use condoms during sex with non-primary sexual partners. The study findings are useful for developing HIV risk reduction intervention programs among drug users.

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