ERIC Number: EJ414558
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1990
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Fear of AIDS and Risk Reduction among Heroin-Addicted Female Street Prostitutes: Personal Interviews with 72 Southern California Subjects.
Bellis, David J.
Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, v35 n3 p26-37 Spr 1990
Interviewed 72 heroin-addicted female street prostitutes and assessed fear of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS), AIDS risk reduction behavior, and prostitutes' recommendations for AIDS risk reduction programs. Self-reported data showed that, although subjects were afraid of AIDS, irrationality produced by addiction compelled risky behavior. Recommends AIDS-control policies targeted at intravenous drug abusing female prostitutes. (PVV)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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