Changes in Sexual Behavior
The sexual behavior of persons who abuse substances is one of the major pathways for the transmission of HIV/AIDS. Treatment has a significant effect on reducing high-risk sexual behaviors.
Table 5 shows that:
- The percentage of persons who had sex for money or drugs dropped by 56 percent;
- The number of people who had sex with an IV drug user was reduced by 51 percent;
- Those who reported having vaginal heterosexual sex with more than one partner and not always using a condom, decreased by 35 percent;
- Although the base was small – 1.4 percent – the number who reported homosexual sex with more than one partner and who did not always use a condom declined by 57 percent.
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