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Factors associated with the report of sexually transmitted infections in drug users, Central Brazil: a cross-sectional study
  1. Rafael Alves Guimarães1,
  2. Roselma Lucchese1,
  3. Rodrigo Lopes de Felipe1,
  4. Paulo Alexandre de Castro2,
  5. Camila Lucchese Veronesi1,
  6. Inaina Lara Fernandes1,
  7. Ivânia Vera1
  1. 1Department of Nursing, Federal University of Goiás, Regional Catalão, Catalão, Goiás, Brazil
  2. 2Department of Physics, Federal University of Goiás, Regional Catalão, Catalão, Goiás, Brazil
  1. Correspondence to Rafael Alves Guimarães, Department of Nursing, Federal University of Goiás, Regional Catalão, Avenida Dr. Lamartine Pinto de Avelar, 1120, Chaud, Catalão, Goiás, CEP 75 704 020 Brazil; rafaelalvesg5{at}gmail.com

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Drug users (DU) are vulnerable to sexually transmitted infections (STI). Many have risk behaviors as consumption of multiple substances, inconsistent use of condoms with casual partners,1 exchange of sex for money and/or drugs,2 and sexual relationship with a STI carrier.3 The history of STI and the syndromic approach are low cost strategies used to identify the most vulnerable groups to these infections. A few studies on STI have reported substance dependence in Brazil.

We analysed the factors associated with reports of STI in DU in a medium-sized town in …

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