Women who trade sex for drugs or money, a practice known as sex trading, are at risk for Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infection. This holds true even when controlling for such behaviors as crack use, and history of sexually transmitted infections (STIs). The purpose of this study was to explain differences among women who sex trade for drugs, money, both or neither. Participants were recruited by programs operated by the Center for Behavioral Research and Services (CBRS). The Risk Behavior Assessment (RBA), Barratt Impulsivity Scale (BIS), Eysenck Impulsiveness Scale (EIS), Displaced Aggression Questionnaire (DAQ), and Compulsive Sexual Behavior Inventory (CSBI) were administered to participants. A Generalized Logit model was created and the model included crack use, amphetamine use, impulsivity, and race. Displaced aggression and compulsive sexual behavior were found to be associated with sex trading. This study may help prevention specialists address specific issues unique to those who sex trade.
|Advisor:||Fisher, Dennis G.|
|Commitee:||Pedersen, William C., Stevens, Sally J.|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 54/06M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Keywords:||Drug use, Hiv, Sex trading|
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