HIV risk behavior history of prison inmates in Hungary

V. Anna Gyarmathy, Alan Neaigus, S. Számadó

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Abstract

As part of an intervention in correctional facilities in Hungary, we conducted research on AIDS-related attitudes and the HIV risk behavior history of 551 male and 81 female inmates to assess needs for and to tailor AIDS education programs. Although lifetime injection drug use was uncommon (8% of men, 3% of women), many Hungarian inmates had engaged in unprotected sex and had had high-risk sex partners: a quarter of men had primary partners who sold sex, about half of them had sex with female prostitutes, 13% of women had worked as prostitutes, and 9% of all inmates indicated having had sex in prison. Because many prison inmates may constitute a potential bridge population for the sexual transmission of HIV between the general population and high-risk populations, interventions among prison inmates may provide an opportunity to reach an at-risk population and to prevent the wider spread of sexually transmitted HIV.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)561-569
Number of pages9
JournalAIDS Education and Prevention
Volume15
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2003

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HIV
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
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AIDS
drug use
Education
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HIV risk behavior history of prison inmates in Hungary. / Gyarmathy, V. Anna; Neaigus, Alan; Számadó, S.

In: AIDS Education and Prevention, Vol. 15, No. 6, 12.2003, p. 561-569.

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Gyarmathy, V. Anna ; Neaigus, Alan ; Számadó, S. / HIV risk behavior history of prison inmates in Hungary. In: AIDS Education and Prevention. 2003 ; Vol. 15, No. 6. pp. 561-569.
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