Addictions, Drug & Alcohol Institute

Daily Event Analysis of Alcohol/Drug Use and Risky Sex

This study sought to understand the nature of the relationship between substance use (alcohol and drugs) and sexual risk taking in four groups of persons believed to be at risk of AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases (STD). The four groups are: adolescents and adults attending a public health STD clinic, university students, and gay men attending the STD clinic or an AIDS prevention project. The study also aimed to determine which method, either daily diaries or daily telephone interviews, is best for obtaining daily event data on risky behaviors. The ultimate aim of the study was to provide useful data for AIDS education and prevention efforts.


Mary L. Gillmore, PhD PI (UW School of Social Work)
Barbara C. Leigh, PhD, MPH Co-Investigator (UW ADAI)

Fund Information

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
Start: July 1994
End: June 2000
Status: completed

Project Site