Intimate partner violence and consistent condom use among drug-using heterosexual women in New York City

Subadra Panchanadeswaran, Victoria Frye, Vijay Nandi, Sandro Galea, David Vlahov, Danielle Ompad

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The present study examined the associations of relationship factors, partner violence, relationship power, and condom-use related factors with condom use with a main male partner among drug-using women. Over two visits, 244 heterosexual drug-using women completed a cross-sectional survey. Multivariate logistic regression models indicated that women who expected positive outcomes and perceived lower condom-use barriers were more likely to report condom use with their intimate partners. The findings suggest that future interventions aiming at reducing HIV risk among drug-using women should focus on women's subjective appraisals of risks based on key relationship factors in addition to the occurrence of partner violence.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)107-124
Number of pages18
JournalWomen and Health
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 1 2010



  • Condom use
  • Drugs
  • HIV
  • Heterosexual women
  • Intimate relationship
  • Partner violence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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