ERIC Number: ED354435
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Dec-22
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A Decade of Denial: Teens and AIDS in America. A Report of the Select Committee on Children, Youth, and Families. Together with Additional Views and Dissenting Minority Views. House of Representatives, 102d Congress, 2nd Session.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Select Committee on Children, Youth, and Families.
Based on hearings, current research, and interviews with experts, including researchers, medical and service providers, and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) educators, this Select Committee report assesses the impact of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) epidemic on youth and identifies strategies policymakers and program planners might consider. The first chapter discusses the millions of American youth who are at risk for HIV infection. It focuses on the epidemiology of AIDS among adolescents, seroprevalence studies, and data on sexual behavior and drug use among adolescents. The second chapter discusses preventing risky behavior in adolescents. It includes discussion of the most promising HIV prevention programs and lessons from teenage pregnancy prevention which apply. The third chapter discusses hard-to-reach adolescents and youth in high-risk situations which require targeted HIV prevention and services. These include youth who are homosexual, homeless, incarcerated, in foster care, using alcohol and other drugs, racial and ethnic minority, hemophiliac, or sexually abused. The fourth chapter discusses the numerous barriers to receiving HIV-related care and services which adolescents face. The fifth chapter discusses the federal response. It focuses on legislation, overall spending, federal HIV prevention programs, patient care/services and treatment, HIV research, and federal restrictions on explicitness of prevention materials. The appendixes include a glossary, information about condom effectiveness, guidelines for HIV prevention programs, and interview questions and summarized results. Additional views as well as dissenting minority views are also provided. (ABL)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
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Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Select Committee on Children, Youth, and Families.