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ERIC Number: EJ865994
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Dec
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1367-6261
Patterns of HIV/AIDS, STI, Substance Abuse and Hepatitis Risk among Selected Samples of Latino and African-American Youth in Washington, DC
Edberg, Mark C.; Collins, Elizabeth; Harris, Meredith; McLendon, Hedda; Santucci, Patricia
Journal of Youth Studies, v12 n6 p685-709 Dec 2009
In order to address evolving risk factors among youth in Washington, DC (District of Columbia), with respect to HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), substance abuse, and hepatitis, a targeted, community-needs assessment was conducted through a partnership between the Department of Prevention and Community Health at George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services (GWU SPHHS), and the Latin American Youth Center (LAYC). Multiple methods were used in the assessment, including key informant interviews, the collection of risk factor data through a survey and focus groups, community mapping, and case file review of returning juvenile offenders. Results supported an understanding of multiple risk among these youth that was embedded within a broader social and community context. In addition, the data suggested that some sexual risk behaviour may be an unintended consequence of HIV/AIDS education. (Contains 1 table and 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: District of Columbia