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ERIC Number: ED330935
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Pages: 22
Abstractor: N/A
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Proceedings of the International Conference on AIDS and Homeless Youth: An Agenda for the Future (1st, San Francisco, California, June 25, 1990).
Luna, G. Cajetan; And Others
This proceedings of the first international conference on Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) and homeless youth included over 125 delegates from 32 countries. There was strong consensus among delegates that street youth are often in high and multiple Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) risk situations, and programmatic responses are needed. Discussions addressed associated issues including violence towards street youth in both developed and developing countries. Delegates identified successful strategies and techniques for addressing the problems of these youth, and established relationships for future collaborative efforts. The worth, resiliency, and potentiality of these youth regardless of their race, economic status, place of residence, sexual orientation, or lifestyle underscored the discussions. The central consensus recommendation was that youth deserve protection from all forms of neglect, exploitation, and cruelty. Increases in violence against street youth reflect larger complex, often insidious economic, political, and social factors. Delegates described how endemic discrimination against street youth is exacerbated when youth are identified as being HIV positive or having AIDS. The second International Conference on Street Youth will be held as a satellite of the 20th International Congress of Pediatrics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on September 4th and 5th, 1992. This gathering will include street youth speaking on their own behalf about their interests and needs. General discussions will focus on primary health care and on decreasing abuse, violence, and killings of street youth. (LLL)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
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Language: English
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