Demographic, Behavioral, and Health Characteristics of Injection Drug
Users in San Francisco, 1985-86
The study, Demographic, Behavioral, and Health Characteristics of Injection Drug Users in San Francisco, 1985-86, was conducted in late 1985 and early 1986 as part of a larger investigation of health characteristics and risk factors for HIV transmission in intravenous drug users. Many of the 1985/86 study respondents along with new respondents have been interviewed at several time points since 1986 although AIDS/STD Data Set 11 contains only the baseline data from 1985/86. The purpose of the study was to obtain data on demographic characteristics, sexual and other risk behavior, and general health characteristics from a group of intravenous drug users (IVDUs) in San Francisco. This data set contains information on 298 variables across 438 IVDU respondents.