HIV, STD, and Hepatitis Risk to Primary Female Partners of Men Being Released from Prison

  • Grinstead O
  • Faigeles B
  • Comfort M
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Incarcerated men in the {US} are at increased risk for {HIV}, {STDs} and hepatitis, and many men leaving prison have unprotected sex with a primary female partner immediately following release from prison. This paper addresses risk to the primary female partners of men being released from prison {(N} = 106) by examining the prevalence of men's concurrent unprotected sex with other partners or needle sharing prior to and following release from prison (concurrent risk). Rates of concurrent risk were 46% prior to incarceration, 18% one month post release, and 24% three months post release. Multivariate analysis showed concurrent risk was significantly associated with having a female partner who had one or more {HIV/STD} risk factors and having a history of injection drug use. Findings demonstrate need for prevention programs for incarcerated men and their female partners.

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  • Olga A. Grinstead

  • Bonnie Faigeles

  • Megan Comfort

  • David Seal

  • Jill Nealey-Moore

  • Lisa Belcher

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