Contraceptive Use Among HIV-Infected Females with History of Injection Drug Use in St. Petersburg, Russia

AIDS Behav. 2018 Jun;22(6):1787-1791. doi: 10.1007/s10461-017-1990-4.

Abstract

Limited research examines family planning for HIV-infected women with a history of injection drug use. We describe modern contraceptive use and its association with heavy drinking and recent injection for HIV-infected females in St. Petersburg, Russia (N = 49): 22.4% (n = 11) used traditional methods and 30.6% (n = 15) reported modern contraceptive use, which consisted primarily of condoms (26.5%, n = 13). Over 63% (n = 31) had an abortion. Observed associations for heavy alcohol use (AOR = 2.36, CI = 0.53, 12.41) and recent injection drug use (AOR = 2.88, CI = 0.60, 16.92) were clinically notable, but not statistically significant. Prioritizing family planning for HIV-infected women with a history of substance use is urgently needed.

Keywords: Females; HIV-infected; Injection drug use; Modern contraceptive use; Russia.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Condoms / statistics & numerical data*
  • Contraception / statistics & numerical data*
  • Contraception Behavior / statistics & numerical data*
  • Contraceptive Agents / therapeutic use*
  • Family Planning Services
  • Female
  • HIV Infections / complications
  • HIV Infections / epidemiology*
  • HIV Infections / prevention & control
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged
  • Pregnancy
  • Russia / epidemiology
  • Sexual Behavior
  • Substance Abuse, Intravenous / complications*
  • Substance Abuse, Intravenous / psychology
  • Surveys and Questionnaires
  • Urban Population
  • Women's Health

Substances

  • Contraceptive Agents