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Translated title of the contribution: Sexually transmitted diseases among drug abusers

Giovanni Rezza, Francesca Farchi, Massimo Giuliani

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Abused drugs have several effects on sexual behaviour, which are related to the type, quantity, modality of assumption, and duration of abuse. Specifically, persons under the influence of drugs may fail to practice safe sex, increasing the risk of acquiring sexually transmitted diseases (STD) and of unplanned pregnancies. In recent years, many studies have been conducted to explore the association between drug use and the risk of STD, including HIV infection. The present paper is a review of these studies, which have been conducted in different parts of the world and among individuals with various modalities of drug assumption.

Translated title of the contributionSexually transmitted diseases among drug abusers
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)63-68
Number of pages6
JournalAnnali dell'Istituto Superiore di Sanita
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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