Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved volume 17, issue 2, P265-275 2006 DOI: 10.1353/hpu.2006.0063 View full text
Sung Yeon Kang, Marjorie F. Goldstein, Sherry Deren

Abstract: This study compared health care utilization and HIV-related risk behaviors between HIV-infected African American (n=123) and Hispanic (n=97) drug users recruited in New York City. African Americans were more likely to use crack, while Hispanics were more likely to use heroin and speedball. African Americans were more likely than Hispanics to report having traded sex for drugs or money. The two groups did not significantly differ in HIV care utilization (e.g., taking HIV medications). In multiple logistic regre…

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