ERIC Number: EJ855190
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Aug
Abstractor: As Provided
Sexual and Drug Use Behavior in Perinatal HIV-Infected Youth: Mental Health and Family Influences
Mellins, Claude A.; Elkington, Katherine S.; Brackis-Cott, Elizabeth; Bauermeister, Jose A.; Dolezal, Curtis; McKay, Mary; Wiznia, Andrew; Bamji, Mahrukh; Abrams, Elaine J.
Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, v48 n8 p810 Aug 2009
A study found that youth and caregiver mental health problem have greater impact than key environmental factors and family functioning on sex and drug use risk behaviors in perinatally human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected (PHIV+) and PHIV- youths. No differences in the rates of sexual risk behavior and substance use were observed between PHIV+ and PHIV- youths.
Descriptors: Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Mental Health, Drug Use, Sexuality, Family Influence, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Emotional Disturbances, Risk, Health Behavior, Caregivers, Perinatal Influences, Youth
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