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MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 1999 Jun 4;48(21):440-3.

Trends in HIV-related sexual risk behaviors among high school students--selected U.S. cities, 1991-1997.

Abstract

Despite recent decreases in sexual risk behaviors among high school students nationwide, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection was the seventh leading cause of death among persons aged 15-24 years in the United States during 1997. To determine whether the prevalence of HIV-related sexual risk behaviors among high school students also has decreased in certain urban areas heavily affected by the epidemic, CDC analyzed data from Youth Risk Behavior Surveys (YRBS) conducted in 1991, 1993, 1995, and 1997 in eight large-city school districts: Boston, Massachusetts; Chicago, Illinois; Dallas, Texas; Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Jersey City, New Jersey; Miami, Florida; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and San Diego, California. This report summarizes the results of this analysis, which indicate that, from 1991 to 1997, the percentage of high school students engaging in HIV-related sexual risk behaviors decreased in some U.S. cities.

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10372501
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