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Gender Differences in the Rates and Correlates of HIV Risk Behaviors Among Drug Abusers

June 17, 2010

This new in-press article in Substance Use & Misuse was co-written by Donald Calsyn of the Pacific Northwest Node, as well as Audrey Brooks, Christina Meade, Jennifer Potter, Yuliya Lokhnygina, and Shelly Greenfield.

It reports on the results of an ancillary investigation of data from five CTN trials, protocols CTN-0001, 2, 5, 6, and 7, looking at gender differences in rates and correlates of HIV risk behaviors.  The study found that there is clearly a context or culture in which HIV risk behaviors occur, as well as individual differences in the presence of risk factors associated with engaging in HIV risk behaviors.  Specific risk factors were differentially predictive of HIV risk behaviors for women and men, highlighting the need for gender-specific risk-reduction interventions.

Read more about the article at the CTN Dissemination Library.