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The High-Risk Sexual Practices of Crack-Smoking Sex Workers : Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Colleague's E-mail is Invalid. Your message has been successfully sent to your colleague. Save my selection. Received for publication August 22, , revised December 12, , and accepted December 15, Small ethnographic and clinic-based studies indicate that crack-smoking sex workers are at high risk for human immunodeficiency virus HIV and sexually transmitted diseases STD. To examine the prevalence of risky sexual behaviors and HIV and STD in a large sample of streetrecruited crack-smoking sex workers.
Binge use of crack cocaine and sexual risk behaviors among African-American, HIV-positive users.
People who smoke crack cocaine are described as chaotic and more likely to engage in risky sex, polysubstance use and contract infectious diseases. However, little is known about how individuals perceive smoking crack as compared to other forms of cocaine use, especially injection. We explored the lived experience of people who smoke crack cocaine. Six gender-specific focus groups of individuals who currently smoke crack in Vancouver, Canada, were conducted using a semi-structured interview guide. Focus groups were transcribed and analyzed by constant comparative methodology.
Little research has examined predictors of condom intention within concurrent partnerships. This study examined predictors of intention among male African—American crack smokers with multiple partners. Each participant reported personal condom intention at next sex, condom use self-efficacy, responsibility and outcome expectances for himself and his perceptions for his last two sex partners.