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Methamphetamine use and sexual risk behavior among high school students in Cape Town, South Africa.

Pluddemann, Andreas; Flisher, Alan J; McKetin, Rebecca; Parry, Charles; Lombard, Carl J

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Objective: To investigate whether methamphetamine use is associated with sexual risk behavior among adolescents. Method: A cross-sectional survey of 1,561 male and female high school students in Cape Town (mean age 14.9 years) was conducted using items from the Problem Oriented Screening Instrument for Teenagers (POSIT) HIV Risk Scale. Results: Nine percent of the students had tried methamphetamine and 30% of male and 17% of female students reported sexual debut. Multinomial logistic regression...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorPluddemann, Andreas
dc.contributor.authorFlisher, Alan J
dc.contributor.authorMcKetin, Rebecca
dc.contributor.authorParry, Charles
dc.contributor.authorLombard, Carl J
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-10T21:54:11Z
dc.identifier.issn1067-828X
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/38825
dc.description.abstractObjective: To investigate whether methamphetamine use is associated with sexual risk behavior among adolescents. Method: A cross-sectional survey of 1,561 male and female high school students in Cape Town (mean age 14.9 years) was conducted using items from the Problem Oriented Screening Instrument for Teenagers (POSIT) HIV Risk Scale. Results: Nine percent of the students had tried methamphetamine and 30% of male and 17% of female students reported sexual debut. Multinomial logistic regression analyses showed that methamphetamine use in the past year was significantly associated with being in a higher HIV/STI risk category (RRR = 2.1, 95% CI: 1.10-4.03, p & 0.05). Conclusions: Methamphetamine use, coupled with a high HIV prevalence in South Africa, raises serious cause for concern about the potential for methamphetamine to further exacerbate the prevalence and spread of HIV in Cape Town.
dc.publisherRoutledge, Taylor & Francis Group
dc.sourceJournal of Child and Adolescent Substance Abuse
dc.subjectKeywords: adolescents; HIV; methamphetamine; sexual risk behavior; youth
dc.titleMethamphetamine use and sexual risk behavior among high school students in Cape Town, South Africa.
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume21
dc.date.issued2012
local.identifier.absfor111714 - Mental Health
local.identifier.ariespublicationu4056230xPUB167
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationPluddemann, Andreas, Medical Research Council
local.contributor.affiliationFlisher, Alan J, University of Cape Town
local.contributor.affiliationMcKetin, Rebecca, College of Medicine, Biology and Environment, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationParry, Charles, Medical Research Council
local.contributor.affiliationLombard, Carl J, Medical Research Council
local.description.embargo2037-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.issue2
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage181
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage191
local.identifier.doi10.1080/1067828X.2012.662437
dc.date.updated2016-02-24T10:33:31Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-84859586373
local.identifier.thomsonID000306319900006
CollectionsANU Research Publications

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