ERIC Number: EJ811048
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Aug
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HIV/Sexually Transmitted Infection Risk Behaviors in Delinquent Youth with Psychiatric Disorders: A Longitudinal Study
Elkington, Katherine; Teplin, Linda A.; Mericle, Amy A.; Welty, Leah J.; Romero, Erin G.; Abram, Karen M.
Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, v47 n8 p901-911 Aug 2008
The effect of psychiatric disorders on human immunodeficiency virus/sexually transmitted infection (HIV/STI) risk behaviors in juvenile justice youths is examined. Prevalence, persistence and prediction are addressed among four mutually exclusive diagnostic groups and results show a high prevalence rate of many HIV/STI sexual risk behaviors that could become a community health problem when detained youths are released after about 2 weeks.
Descriptors: Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Incidence, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Public Health, Juvenile Justice, Communicable Diseases, At Risk Persons, Institutionalized Persons, Correctional Institutions, Delinquency, Mental Disorders
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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