Is Substance Use a Barrier to Protected Sex Among Homeless Women?
Poster Session I - Board: I-116
Friday, May 22, 2009, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Yerba Buena 7
Challenging the common belief that drinking necessarily increases the risk of unprotected sex, this study of 445 homeless women found that drinking prior to sex was associated with an increased likelihood of condom use. This association could be explained by partner type and whether condom use was discussed prior to sex.