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Table 1 Couples Demographics All names are pseudonyms. H = heroin; C = cocaine; CR = crack; A = alcohol. Apt, homeless, Apt means during the course of the study, couples moved from an apartment to being homeless, to an apartment again.

From: The interplay between interpersonal dynamics, treatment barriers, and larger social forces: an exploratory study of drug-using couples in Hartford, CT

  RACE/ETHNICITY GENDER LENGTH OF RELATIONSHIP RESIDENCE DRUG USE HIV/HEP STATUS
CO1: DIANA B F 6 APT, HOMELESS H, C, CR, A HIV+, HEP C
CO1: GLENN B M 6 APT, HOMELESS H, C, CR, A HIV+
CO2: SANDRA PR F 5 APT H HIV-
CO2: JULIO PR M 5 APT H HIV- HEP C
CO3: DAISY PR F 11 ALT W/FAMILY, HOMELESS H, A HIV+
CO3: JUAN PR M 11 ALT W/FAMILY, HOMELESS H HIV+
CO4: PATRICIA PR F 4 APT H, HIV+
CO4: ANDRES PR M 4 APT H, HIV+
CO5: LILIA PR F 7 APT, HOMELESS, APT H HIV-
C05: REINALDO PR M 7 APT, HOMELESS, APT H HIV-
CO6: RAQUEL PR F 22 APT W/2 CHILDREN H HIV-
CO6: VICENTE PR M 22 APT W/2 CHILDREN H (SNIFFS) HIV-
CO7: CANDY W F 4 HOMELESS, APT H HIV-
CO7: LEONARDO PR M 4 HOMELESS, APT C, HIV-
CO8: OLIVIA PR F 2 HOMELESS H HIV-
CO8: SANTO PR M 2 HOMELESS H HIV-
CO9: ALTHEA B M 3 APT H, A, HIV+ HEP C
CO9: GEORGE B F 3 APT H HIV+
C10: DOUGLAS B M 7 APT, HOMELESS, APT H, C, CR, A HIV+
C10: CHRISTOPHER B M 7 APT, HOMELESS, APT H, C, CR, A HIV+