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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}

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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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  • Contributors RL, RLdP, PAdC, ILF, CLV and IV contributed to study concept and design. RAG was responsible for the statistical analysis. RAG and RL revised the manuscript for intellectual content. All authors approved the final version of the manuscript.

  • Funding Fundação de Amparo a Pesquisa do Estado de Goiás, Brasil; process no 201200661660420.

  • Competing interests None.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

  • Ethics approval University Federal of Goiás.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.