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Am J Public Health. 1991 May;81(5):628-30.

Comparison of AIDS knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors among incarcerated adolescents and a public school sample in San Francisco.

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Center for AIDS Prevention Studies, University of California, San Francisco 94105.

Abstract

Data collected from incarcerated youth (n = 113) and a public school sample (n = 802) demonstrate that both adolescent groups have a high level of AIDS knowledge. Incarcerated youth are less aware of HIV risk-reduction behaviors and report markedly higher rates of HIV risk behaviors. Incarcerated youth are at substantially increased risk of HIV infection relative to their school-based counterparts and should be a primary target of HIV prevention programs.

PMID:
2014866
PMCID:
PMC1405096
DOI:
10.2105/ajph.81.5.628
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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