This study aimed to answer that question, using a population of men in substance use disorder treatment, as part of CTN-0018, a gender-specific HIV risk reduction trial. Men in methadone maintenance and outpatient drug-free treatment (N=359) completed assessments at baseline and six months later. Changes in sex risk and substance use severity were assessed using the Addiction Severity Index-Lite (ASI-Lite), controlling for treatment condition.
Analysis of the results found that:
Conclusions: Substance use reductions may decrease HIV risk behaviors among male substance users. These findings highlight the importance of integrating interventions in SUD treatment settings that address the intersection of sex risk behaviors and substance use.
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Funding for this Addiction Science Made Easy project is provided by the Addiction Technology Transfer Center National Office, under the cooperative agreement from the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment of SAMHSA.
Articles were written based on the following published research:
Newville H, et al. Temporal Relationship of Sex Risk Behaviors and Substance Use Severity Among Men in Substance Use Treatment.Journal of Sex Research 2017 (in press). [doi: 10.1080/00224499.2017.1321101]