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Boyer, Cherrie B.; Greenberg, Lauren; Korelitz, James; Harper, Gary W.; Stewart-Campbell, Rachel; Straub, Diane; Sanders, Renata; Reid, Lisa-Henry; Futterman, Donna; Lee, Sonia; Ellen, Jonathan M. – Youth & Society, 2019
Few studies have examined sexual partnerships and HIV risk in diverse samples of African American/Black and Hispanic/Latino adolescent and young adult men who have sex with men (YMSM), a group that have a high burden of HIV in the United States. A community-venue recruitment approach was used, which identified significant differences in HIV risk…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Risk, Homosexuality, Sexually Transmitted Diseases
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Demissie, Zewditu; Clayton, Heather B.; Dunville, Richard L. – Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 2019
Sexual health education, including HIV prevention information, can help prevent unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections. National Youth Risk Behavior Survey data from 2011 and 2013 were used to determine HIV education prevalence among 9,825 currently sexually active students in grades 9-12. Associations between HIV education and…
Descriptors: Sex Education, Sexuality, Contraception, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS)
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Nickels, Megan – Journal of Urban Mathematics Education, 2017
Adolescents and youth represent a substantial number of individuals living with HIV/AIDS (hereinafter HIV) in the United States. Infected youth and young adults aged 13-29 (n = 100,724) made up 10% of all U.S. individuals living with HIV at the end of 2014 (Center for Disease Control [CDC], 2016). This same age group comprises 42% of all new HIV…
Descriptors: Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Mathematics Instruction, Mathematical Concepts, Mathematics Activities
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Lightfoot, Marguerita – American Psychologist, 2012
The World Health Organization estimates that 50% of the 30 million HIV infections worldwide occurred in young people between the ages of 15 and 24 years. In the United States, national statistics estimate that almost 40% of new HIV cases occur in youth ages 13-29 (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2011). Therefore, a focus on preventing…
Descriptors: Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Prevention, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Young Adults
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Okumu, Moses; Mengo, Cecilia; Ombayo, Bernadette; Small, Eusebius – Journal of School Health, 2017
Background: Teen dating violence (TDV), bullying, and HIV risk behaviors are public health concerns that impact adolescents in the United States. National estimates reveal high rates of these risk behaviors among high school students. Based on theoretical and empirical evidence, we hypothesized that experiencing teen dating violence (sexual and…
Descriptors: Bullying, High School Students, Risk, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS)
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Kamal, S. M. Mostafa – Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 2012
This study examines sexuality and HIV/AIDS prevention knowledge among minority ethnic male youth of Bangladesh. A cross-sectional survey was conducted through a self-administered questionnaire on 800 young males aged 15-24 years in the Chittagong Hill Tracts region in 2009. Of the respondents, almost one-third were sexually active and of them…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Prevention, Sexually Transmitted Diseases
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Dinaj-Koci, Veronica; Chen, Xinguang; Deveaux, Lynette; Lunn, Sonja; Li, Xiaoming; Wang, Bo; Braithwaite, Nanika; Marshall, Sharon; Gomez, Perry; Stanton, Bonita – Youth & Society, 2015
Dramatic changes occur in abstract reasoning, physical maturation, familial relationships and risk exposure during adolescence. It is probable that delivery of behavioral interventions addressing decision-making during the preadolescent period and later in adolescence would result in different impacts. We evaluated the intervention effects of an…
Descriptors: Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Communicable Diseases, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Prevention
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Wallace, Scyatta A.; Hooper, Lisa M.; Persad, Malini – Youth & Society, 2014
Siblings have been shown to influence youth substance use and violent behavior. However, limited research has examined sibling-influences on sexual activity, particularly among urban Black youth. The current qualitative research was an exploratory study to describe discussions among siblings about sex and sexual health. Individual interviews were…
Descriptors: Siblings, African Americans, Urban Areas, Interpersonal Communication
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Tarantino, Nicholas; Goodrum, Nada M.; Salama, Christina; LeCroix, Rebecca H.; Gaska, Karie; Cook, Sarah L.; Skinner, Donald; Armistead, Lisa P. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2018
This study examined South African early adolescent youth (aged 10-14 years) and their female caregivers (N = 99 dyads) participating in an HIV prevention intervention over a period of 8 months. We examined youth perceptions of neighborhood cohesion, safety, and collective monitoring as they related to concurrent and longitudinal associations with…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Student Attitudes, Predictor Variables, Youth
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Lightfoot, Alexandra F.; Taboada, Arianna; Taggart, Tamara; Tran, Trang; Burtaine, Amy – Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 2015
Adolescents are at increased risk of HIV and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in the Southern states of the USA, where rates among youth are higher than in the rest of the nation. This paper reports on findings from a pilot study of an HIV prevention intervention that uses interactive theatre to educate young people about sexual health. The…
Descriptors: Adolescents, At Risk Persons, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS)
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Rose, India D.; Friedman, Daniela B. – Journal of School Nursing, 2017
Sexual and gender minority (SGM) youth are at disproportionate risk for HIV. Schools play an integral role in educating young people about sexual health in addition to providing sexual health services. This qualitative study examined SGM youths' perception of school sexual health education and services. A total of 42 self-identified African…
Descriptors: Males, Focus Groups, Qualitative Research, At Risk Persons
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Voisin, Dexter R.; Bird, Jason D. P.; Shiu, Chen-Shi; Krieger, Cathy – Journal of Adolescence, 2013
Background: Access and adoption of HIV prevention information are important criteria for reducing HIV infection rates among men who have sex with men. Methods: Using focus group data, researchers sought to identify sources of HIV prevention information and barriers to adopting protective behaviors among young African American men who have sex with…
Descriptors: Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Prevention, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Homosexuality
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Silver, Ellen Johnson; Bauman, Laurie J. – American Journal of Sexuality Education, 2014
We examined whether sexual attitudes of adolescents were related to their self-reported sexual risk behavior by analyzing survey data from 1,052 boys and girls aged 14 to 17 years from a low income, urban community. Sexual behavior norms that may increase sexually transmitted infection/HIV risks in youth were sanctioned more by males and by…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Risk, Health Behavior, Adolescent Attitudes
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Quinn, Katherine; Ertl, Allison – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2015
This study explores the characteristics and risk behaviors of sexual minority high school students using the 2011 Wisconsin Youth Risk Behavior Survey. Among 3,043 students surveyed, 8% of students identified as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or unsure, and 7% reported having contact with same-sex partners. Findings indicate sexual minority students…
Descriptors: At Risk Persons, At Risk Students, Sexual Orientation, Homosexuality
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Chandwani, Sulachni; Abramowitz, Susan; Koenig, Linda J.; Barnes, William; D'Angelo, Lawrence – AIDS Education and Prevention, 2011
Secondary prevention programs are needed to help HIV-positive youth reduce risk behavior and improve adherence to HIV medications. This article provides an overview of Adolescent Impact, a secondary HIV prevention intervention, including its description, delivery, and receptivity among the two unique groups of participants. Adolescent Impact, a…
Descriptors: Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Intervention, Prevention, Sexually Transmitted Diseases
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