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Issues Compr Pediatr Nurs. 1998 Oct-Dec;21(4):203-16.

Renegotiating HIV/AIDS prevention for adolescents.

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  • 1Saint Vincents Medical Center, New York, New York 10011, USA.


According to the Centers for Disease Control in 1997, approximately 25% of the estimated new human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infections in the United States may occur in youths under 20 years. Based on the research regarding adolescents and HIV disease, it is clear that several issues need to be addressed. This article reviews adolescent HIV risks, behaviors, and knowledge and discusses the implications for prevention.

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