HIV Prevention for Youths in Independent Living Programs: Expanding Life Options

Wendy F. Auslander, Vered Slonim-Nevo, Diane Elze, Michael Sherraden

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Abstract

The incidence of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection among adolescents is increasing. Youths who were abused and neglected and in out-of-home care are among those at highest risk of acquiring HIV. The concurrence of sexual activity and school failures contributes to their high-risk status. Research suggests that changing behaviors of troubled youths requires programs that not only include HIV-related knowledge, attitudes, and skills, but also incentives and skills for educational planning that will expand the future life options of these youths.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)208-221
Number of pages14
JournalChild Welfare
Volume77
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1 Mar 1998

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  • Medicine (all)

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