Risky Sexual Behavior among Patients in Turkey with Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia, and Heroin Addiction


Hariri A. G. , Karadag F., Gokalp P., Essizoglu A.

JOURNAL OF SEXUAL MEDICINE, vol.8, no.8, pp.2284-2291, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 8 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/j.1743-6109.2011.02282.x
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF SEXUAL MEDICINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.2284-2291

Abstract

Aim. Risky sexual behavior associated with such sexually transmitted infections (STIs) as hepatitis B and C, herpes, Treponema pallidum, and Neisseria gonorrhoeae, is more frequent among psychiatric patients and parenteral drug abusers than the general population. The aim of this study was to investigate risky sexual behavior in psychiatric outpatients diagnosed with schizophrenia (SCH), bipolar disorder, and heroin addiction (HA), and to compare them with those observed in healthy controls.