Skip to main content
main-content

28.04.2016 | Original Paper | Ausgabe 11/2016

AIDS and Behavior 11/2016

Roles and Functions of Social Networks Among Men Who Use Drugs in ART Initiation in Vietnam

Zeitschrift:
AIDS and Behavior > Ausgabe 11/2016
Autoren:
Carl A. Latkin, M. Kumi Smith, Tran Viet Ha, Tran Thi Mo, Carla Zelaya, Teerada Sripaipan, Nguyen Le Minh, Vu Minh Quan, Vivian F. Go

Abstract

Support from social network members may help to facilitate access to HIV medical care, especially in low resourced communities. As part of a randomized clinical trial of a community-level stigma and risk reduction intervention in Thai Nguyen, Vietnam for people living with HIV who inject drugs (PWID), 341 participants were administered a baseline social network inventory. Network predictors of antiretroviral therapy (ART) initiation at the 6-month follow-up were assessed. The social networks of PWID were sparse. Few participants who reported injectors in their networks also reported family members, whereas those who did not have injectors were more likely to report family members and network members providing emotional support and medical advice. In multivariate models, having at least one network member who provided medical advice predicted ART initiation at 6 months (OR 2.74, CI 1.20–6.28). These results suggest the importance of functional social support and network support mobilization for ART initiation among PWID.

Bitte loggen Sie sich ein, um Zugang zu diesem Inhalt zu erhalten

★ PREMIUM-INHALT
e.Med Interdisziplinär

Mit e.Med Interdisziplinär erhalten Sie Zugang zu allen CME-Fortbildungen und Fachzeitschriften auf SpringerMedizin.de. Zusätzlich können Sie eine Zeitschrift Ihrer Wahl in gedruckter Form beziehen – ohne Aufpreis.

Nicht verpassen: e.Med bis 22. Oktober 100 € günstiger.

Literatur
Über diesen Artikel

Weitere Artikel der Ausgabe 11/2016

AIDS and Behavior 11/2016Zur Ausgabe