Researchers at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., said that the study was designed to build on previous research involving more than 1,200 men and women admitted to a three-week outpatient pain treatment program conducted by the Mayo Pain Rehabilitation Center.
This study longitudinally examined the correlates of sex-for-crack exchanges and associated effects on sexual risk outcomes among street-based female sex workers (SW) who use drugs in Vancouver, Canada.However, the contribution of specific underlying aspects of mental health to risks is not well documented.The aim of this study was to examine the association between psychological distress and risk behaviors for HIV and Hepatitis C infection among cocaine users.A new study from the Norris Cotton Cancer Center in New Hampshire suggests that an R rating — rather than the current PG-13 — for any film showing smoking could substantially reduce smoking onset in U. This is indispensable journalism, brought to you by the largest, most experienced newsroom in the region. We need your support to keep our talented reporters, editors and photographers holding government accountable, looking out for the public interest, and separating fact from fiction. If not, please consider doing so by clicking on the button below. (AP Photo) Over the past year, the Inquirer, the Daily News and have uncovered corruption in local and state public offices, shed light on hidden and dangerous environmental risks, and deeply examined the region’s growing heroin epidemic.We systematically identified and critically assessed published studies reporting HIV prevalence among female sex workers in the United States.
We searched for and included original English-language articles reporting data on the prevalence of HIV as determined by testing at least 50 females who exchanged sexual practices for money or drugs.
Study Goals:: To examine the prevalence of risky sexual behaviors and HIV and STD in a large sample of streetrecruited crack‐smoking sex workers.
Study Design:: From 1991 to 1992, 419 crack‐smoking sex workers were recruited from urban neighborhoods, interviewed, and serologically tested.
The prevalence of sharing was: 14.8% for needles, 24.9% for other injection equipment (378 injectors) and 68.3% for smoking material (508 smokers).
Multivariate analysis showed that injectors with severe psychological distress were more likely to report needle sharing (Adjusted Odds Ratio (AOR): 2.1, 95% CI: 1.1-3.8).
Methods: Individuals who either smoked or injected cocaine were recruited in community-based and addiction treatment programs located in downtown Montreal.