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Alcohol or drug use and compliance with safer sex guidelines for STD/HIV infection. Results from the French National Survey on Sexual Behavior (ACSF) among heterosexuals. Analyse des Comportements Sexuels en France.
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Publication types: Journal Article ; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't Publication Status: ppublish Brenda Spencer fait partie du working group "ACSF"
BACKGROUND: Available literature shows that association of alcohol and/or drug use with unsafe sexual practices is not established, in contradistinction to the well-established association between such substance use and the sexual milieu itself.¦GOAL: To analyze these two kinds of associations in a population-based sample of heterosexuals in France.¦STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional telephone survey of the French adult heterosexual population in the early 1990s (n = 4213).¦RESULTS: Subjects at risk were more likely than those not at risk to have consumed alcohol before sex; this was not the case for drug use. However, at-risk subjects who engaged in unsafe practice(s) were not more likely to have consumed alcohol or drugs.¦CONCLUSION: Alcohol consumption appears to be a marker for being in an at-risk situation in France and may be used as such by public health providers. In contrast, the association between alcohol/drug use and unsafe sexual practices is not supported by our study and thus conflicts with prevention strategies to increase compliance with safer sex through alcohol/drug abstinence.
Adolescent, Adult, Aged, Alcohol Drinking/psychology, Cross-Sectional Studies, Female, Humans, Male, Middle Aged, Risk, Sexual Behavior, Substance-Related Disorders/psychology
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