The prevalence of high-risk sexual behavior in male intravenous drug users with steady female partners

Am J Public Health. 1990 Apr;80(4):465-6. doi: 10.2105/ajph.80.4.465.


A sample of 149 (70 White, 79 Black) male intravenous drug users with steady female sexual partners was interviewed in 1987, in treatment and street settings, about sexual practices during the previous five years. Eighty-three percent had multiple partners, 15 percent reported male sexual contact, 38 percent reported heterosexual anal intercourse, and 73 percent never used condoms. Thirty-seven White and 30 Black subjects reported bisexuality or heterosexual and intercourse or both.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome / prevention & control
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Female
  • Health Education
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Prevalence
  • Risk-Taking*
  • San Francisco
  • Sexual Behavior*
  • Substance Abuse, Intravenous / psychology*