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Substance abuse and HIV risk behaviours amongst primary health care service users in Cape Town

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dc.date.accessioned 2005-12-19 en
dc.date.accessioned 2020-02-20T09:19:36Z
dc.date.available 2020-02-20T09:19:36Z
dc.date.issued 2015-08-25 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/7058
dc.description.abstract Objective: To document prevalence of, and association between, substance use and HIV risk behaviours among primary care patients. Method: Cross-sectional survey. Four primary care clinics in Cape Town. We selected clinics using stratified sampling, and systematically selected 131 patients from attendance logs. We assessed substance use with the Alcohol, Smoking and Substance Involvement Screening Test, and HIV risk with items addressing injection drug use, blood-sharing rituals, and sexual risk behaviours. Results: Substances most used at hazardous levels were tobacco (28.2%) and alcohol (14.8%). Among possible HIV risk factors, highest prevalence was participation in blood-sharing rituals (25%), and having had an STI (19.8%). An association between substance use and sexual risk behaviours was only found among those aged 18-24. Conclusion: In younger patients, presence of substance use or HIV risk behaviours increases the probability that the other is present. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.subject SUBSTANCE ABUSE en
dc.subject PRIMARY HEALTH CARE en
dc.subject HIV/AIDS en
dc.title Substance abuse and HIV risk behaviours amongst primary health care service users in Cape Town en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.Volume 8(4) en
dc.BudgetYear 2005/06 en
dc.ResearchGroup Child, Youth, Family and Social Development en
dc.SourceTitle South African Psychiatry Review en
dc.ArchiveNumber 3561 en
dc.PageNumber 160-165 en
dc.outputnumber 2099 en
dc.bibliographictitle Ward, C.L., Mertens, J.R., Flisher, A.J., Bresick, G.F., Sterling, S.A., Distiller, G.B. & Weinsner, C.M. (2005) Substance abuse and HIV risk behaviours amongst primary health care service users in Cape Town. <i>South African Psychiatry Review</i>. 8(4):160-165. en
dc.publicationyear 2005 en
dc.contributor.author1 Ward, C.L. en
dc.contributor.author2 Mertens, J.R. en
dc.contributor.author3 Flisher, A.J. en
dc.contributor.author4 Bresick, G.F. en
dc.contributor.author5 Sterling, S.A. en
dc.contributor.author6 Distiller, G.B. en
dc.contributor.author7 Weinsner, C.M. en


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