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Table 3 Risky sexual behavior potentially associated with the use of drugs of 295 participants of the project "Assessing HIV Oral Testing of Brazilian Drug Users".

From: Knowledge of AIDS and HIV transmission among drug users in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Variables n %
Number of sexual partners in the last 30 days (N = 295)
   None 28 9.5
   One 121 41.0
   2 to 4 109 36.9
   5 or more 37 12.5
Frequency of condom use (N = 267)
   Never 103 38.6
   Less than half the time 59 22.1
   Half the time 21 7.9
   More than half the time 30 11.2
   Alwasys 54 20.2
Main reason for do not use condom (N = 211)
   Don't have one 9 4.3
   Don't like to use 78 37.0
   Partner don't want to use 9 4.3
   Caught by surprise 23 10.9
   Trust in partner 67 31.8
   For (partner) pregnancy 2 1.0
   Under drug effect 19 9.0
   Other reason 4 1.9
Sexual identity (N = 294)
   Heterosexual 285 96.9
   Homosexual/Bisexual 5 1.7
   Don't know/Refused to answer 4 1.4
Had sexual relation with an unknow person due to be under the influence of drug 194 65.8
Didn't use condom in sexual relation due to be under the influence of drug (N = 293) 179 61.1
  1. Rio de Janeiro, 2006.