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Table 3 Changes in HIV risk behaviors during the course of MMT treatment

From: Predictors of continued HIV-risk behaviors among drug users in methadone maintenance therapy program in China—A prospective study

Risk behaviors Baseline 6-month follow-up 12-month follow-up
(n = 5305) (n = 3123) (n = 2061)
Drug injection in the past 1 month    
 Yes 4368(82.34) 937(30.00) 464(22.51) ***
 No 937(17.66) 2186(70.00) 1597(77.49)
Syringe sharing in the past 1 month    
 Yes 988(18.62) 154(4.93) 83(4.03) ***
 No 4317(81.38) 2969(95.07) 1978(95.97)
Unprotected sex at last sexual encounter    
 Yes 1782(56.88) 1078(54.09) 695(54.64) *
 No 1351(43.12) 915(45.91) 577(45.36)
Multiple sexual partners in the past 3 months    
 Yes 401(9.35) 213(6.83) 118(9.30) ***
 No 3887(90.65) 2905(93.17) 1151(90.70)
  1. Main effect of time: *p < 0.05, ***p < 0.001.