HIV/AIDS/STI

The HIV/AIDS/STI Data Archive, funded by the National Institute of Mental Health and the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, includes studies that provide descriptive and comparative data on the behavioral and social antecedents and consequences of HIV, AIDS, and sexually transmitted infections (STIs).

Studies address a variety of topics including: the incidence and prevalence of specific sexual behaviors; contraceptive and STI-preventive behavior; attitudes and beliefs regarding sexual behavior and methods of contraception and STI prophylaxis; AIDS/HIV knowledge, attitudes, behavior, and serostatus; current and past episodes of gonorrhea, syphilis, chlamydia, and other STIs; and high-risk behavior, including alcohol/drug use and prostitution.

Individual Studies in the HIV/AIDS/STI Collection

Adolescent Women's Contraceptive Descision Making

Adolescent Women's Contraceptive Decision-Making Project, Baltimore City, 1988
Investigators: Carol Weisman and Stacey Plichta
The objective of the study was to determine whether consistency of contraceptive use is associated with the young woman's social network (family, friends, and sexual partners) and their attitudes towards pregnancy and contraception.
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2001 Behavioral Risk Factor

2001 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
Investigators: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The goal of this ongoing study was to collect uniform, state specific data on preventive health practices and risk behaviors that are linked to chronic diseases, injuries, and preventable infectious diseases in the adult population. Factors assessed by the BRFSS include tobacco use, general health status, health care coverage, HIV/AIDS, and use of cancer screening services, among others.
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2000 Behavioral Risk Factor

2000 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
Investigators: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The goal of this ongoing study was to collect uniform, state specific data on preventive health practices and risk behaviors that are linked to chronic diseases, injuries, and preventable infectious diseases in the adult population. Factors assessed by the BRFSS include tobacco use, general health status, health care coverage, HIV/AIDS, and use of cancer screening services, among others.
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1999 Behavioral Risk Factor

1999 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The goal of this study was to collect uniform, state specific data on preventive health practices and risk behaviors that are linked to chronic diseases, injuries, and preventable infectious diseases in the adult population. Factors assessed by the BRFSS include tobacco use, general health status, health care coverage, HIV/AIDS, and use of cancer screening services, among others.
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The California Survey of AIDS Knowledge, Attitudes, & Behavior

The California Survey of AIDS Knowledge, Attitudes, & Behavior: 1988
Investigators: State of California, Dept. of Health Services, Office of AIDS
This wave of the survey includes an increased number of high risk participants. The topics include: demographic characteristics of the three defined HIV risk groups; prevalence of AIDS risk behaviors; perceived impact of the epidemic upon respondents; AIDS knowledge; sources of information about AIDS; medical care and insurance coverage; blood donation and transfusion; and information regarding respondents' sexual relationships, and AIDS-related communication and condom usage.
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The California Survey of AIDS Knowledge, Attitudes, & Behavior

The California Survey of AIDS Knowledge, Attitudes, & Behavior: 1987
Investigators: State of California, Dept. of Health Services, Office of AIDS
This survey includes information about: demographic characteristics of the three defined HIV risk groups; prevalence of AIDS risk behaviors; perceived impact of the epidemic upon respondents; AIDS knowledge; sources of information about AIDS; medical care and insurance coverage; blood donation and transfusion; and information regarding respondents' sexual relationships, and AIDS-related communication and condom usage.
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Injection Drug Users in San Francisco

Demographic, Behavioral, and Health Characteristics of Injection Drug Users in San Francisco, 1985-86
Investigators: John K. Watters
The purpose of the study was to obtain baseline data on demographic characteristics, sexual and other risk behavior, and general health characteristics from a group of intravenous drug users in San Francisco.
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Detroit Minority Youth Behavior Study

1991 Detroit Minority Youth Behavior Study
Investigators: Kathleen Ford and Anne Norris
This study evaluated AIDS knowledge, perception of risk, and risk behaviors related to sex in a sample of urban low income, African American and Hispanic adolescents and young adults.
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Los Angeles Women's Health Risk Study

1990 Los Angeles Women's Health Risk Study
David Kanouse
Investigators interviewed female street prostitutes in Los Angeles County between May 1990 and February 1991 to study behavior linked to transmission of HIV and other STDs. This study is unique in describing the characteristics, risk behavior and serological status of a probability sample of street prostitutes from a major metropolitan area of the U.S., which is also an AIDS epicenter.
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1992 National AIDS Behavioral Survey

1992 National AIDS Behavioral Survey (NABS II)
Investigators: Center for AIDS Prevention Studies, University of California, San Francisco
This study was designed to describe changes in AIDS related risk behaviors over time, identify predictors of behavioral change, and describe patterns of sexual "mixing"
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National AIDS Behavioral Surveys

1990-92 National AIDS Behavioral Surveys (NABS I) Complete Sample
Investigators: Center for AIDS Prevention Studies, University of California, San Francisco
This study examined AIDS-relevant risk behaviors and their correlates in a population-based sample of adults residing in the contiguous United States, using a complex household probability sampling strategy that sought to determine the prevalence of HIV prevention and behavioral risk factors.
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National AIDS Behavioral Surveys

1990-92 National AIDS Behavioral Surveys (NABS I)
Investigators: Center for AIDS Prevention Studies, University of California, San Francisco
This study examined AIDS-relevant risk behaviors and their correlates in a population-based sample of adults residing in the contiguous United States, using a complex household probability sampling strategy that sought to determine the prevalence of HIV prevention and behavioral risk factors.
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National Health and Social Life Survey

1992 National Health and Social Life Survey
Edward O. Laumann, Robert T. Michaels, John H. Gagnon and Stuart Michaels
This study was designed to determine the prevalence of various sexual practices and examine the social and psychological contexts in which those practices occur. The topics include early sexual experiences, masturbation, contraception and fertility, sexual abuse, coercion, sexual health, satisfaction, sexual dysfunction and homosexuality.
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National Sexual Health Survey

1996 National Sexual Health Survey (NSHS)
Investigators: Center for AIDS Prevention Studies, University of California, San Francisco
Using a sample of english and spanish speaking adults, this study sought to assess a wide range of HIV.related and human sexuality topics, including: condom attitudes, condom slips and breaks, HIV-related care giving, HIV-testing and home testing use, STD histories, perceived risk for HIV and other STDs and optimistic bias assessments, extramarital sex, sexual development, sexual abuse and rape, sexual dysfunctions, and various psychological scales (sensation-seeking, machismo).
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National Survey of Adolescent Males

National Survey of Adolescent Males (NSAM), 1988 and 1990-91
Investigators: Freya L. Sonenstein, Joseph H. Pleck, and Leighton Ku
The study's primary objective was to determine adolescent males' behaviors, education and knowledge concerning human sexuality, contraception, and sexually transmitted diseases.
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National Survey of Men

1991 National Survey of Men
Investigators: Koray Tanfer
This study was conducted to examine issues related to sexual behavior and condom use among U.S. men aged 20 to 39.
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National Survey of Women

1991 National Survey of Women
Investigators: Koray Tanfer
This survey was conducted as a follow-up to the 1983 Survey of Unmarried Women, and examined sexual, contraceptive, and fertility behaviors, and the factors associated with these behaviors.
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Prospero Project Condom Study

Prospero Project Condom Study, San Francisco, 1989-1991
Investigators: Dan Waldorf and David Lauderback
This study explored condom use in 552 male sex workers in San Francisco, with a focus on self-reports about the number of sexual partners and condom use, frequency of condom failure and the conditions under which condom failure occurred.
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Urban Men's Health Study

1997-98 Urban Men’s Health Study (UMHS)
Investigators: Center for AIDS Prevention Studies, University of California, San Francisco
Using an interview survey of men who have sex with men in four large urban areas, this study collected information on up to four partners, sexual development, anti-gay victimization, sexual coercion, access to medical care, sexual problems, depression, alcohol and drug use, STD assessment, HIV antibody test, attitudes about being HIV positive, and well-being.
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