Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved volume 13, issue 1, P49-65 2002 DOI: 10.1353/hpu.2010.0189 View full text
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Amy M. Kilbourne, Brooke Herndon, Ronald M. Andersen, Suzanne L. Wenzel, Lillian Gelberg

Abstract: The authors determined whether psychiatric symptoms and lack of health and/or social services contacts were associated with HIV risk behaviors among a probability sample of homeless women. Women were interviewed regarding socioeconomic indicators, psychiatric symptoms, health and/or social services contacts, and past-year HIV risk behaviors. Overall, 8 percent of the women injected drugs, 64 percent engaged in unprotected sex, and 22 percent traded sex. Multiple logistic regression results revealed that substa…

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