AIDS education in drug user treatment programs

Marian R. Passannante, Deborah V.B. Wells, Mark A. Quinones, Joyce F. Jackson, Leslie G. Rotkiewicz

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This paper presents the results of an AIDS educational intervention for intravenous drug users (IVDUs) who participated in the New Jersey State Department of Health's Coupon program. An examination of the data showed that those with high pre-intervention test scores were more likely to have been White and to have been in treatment since 1981. Furthermore, the 1-hour AIDS educational intervention produced significantly higher post-intervention test scores (overall and for 27 of the 31 individual test items). Finally, none of the demographic and drug history variables used in this analysis were found to contribute significantly to the effectiveness of the educational session.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)577-594
Number of pages18
JournalSubstance Use and Misuse
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1991

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Health(social science)
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


  • AIDS education
  • Drug user treatment
  • Drug users


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