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O'Mahony, Paul and Barry, Michael (1992) HIV risk of transmission behaviour amongst HIV infected prisoners and its correlates. British Journal of Addiction , 87 , pp. 1555-1560.

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Thirty-eight from a total of 42 known HIV-positive prisoners in the Irish prison system voluntarily cooperated in a survey of psychological attitudes, knowledge of risk behaviour, intentions with respect to future risk behaviour, and actual past risk behaviour. Of this group, 65% reported that they had put others at risk of HIV, since they became aware of their own HIV+ status. Only 16% stated that they would definitely not share their drug-taking equipment in the future and 32% that they would always use a condom in sexual intercourse. In general, psychological and biographical variables were not strongly related to whether or not the respondents had put others at risk of HIV. Nor were there any significant differences in knowledge of at risk behaviour between those who had and those who had not put others at risk. However, there was some evidence for considerable independence between risk-taking behaviour in the sexual and in the drug-taking domains, in that risk-taking in one area was not highly predictive of risk-taking in the other.

 

Item Type:Article
Date:1992
Page Range:pp. 1555-1560
Publisher:Wiley-Blackwell
Volume:87
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Subjects:J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Health related prevention > Health information and education > Communicable disease control > HIV prevention
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Health care programme or facility > Prison-based health service
VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland
G Health and disease > Disorder by cause > Communicable disease > HIV
T Demographic characteristics > Prison Inmate (prisoner)

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