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HIV and AIDS Risk Behaviors in Juvenile Detainees: Implications for Public Health Policy

Teplin, Linda A and Mericle, Amy A and McClelland, Gary M and Abram, Karen M (2003) HIV and AIDS Risk Behaviors in Juvenile Detainees: Implications for Public Health Policy. American Journal of Public Health, 93 (6). pp. 906-912. ISSN 0090-0036

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HIV and AIDS are increasingly diseases of minorities and the disadvantaged.1,2 These same groups are disproportinately involved in the justice system.3 Detained youths may be at particular risk. Sexually transmitted diseases, related to HIV and AIDS,4-6 are prevalent among detained youths. Moreover, although HIV seropositivity is infrequent among detained youths,4 studies of adult detainees suggest that detained youths are at great risk for developing HIV as they age.

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Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This article is available at the publisher’s Web site. Access to the full text is subject to the publisher’s access restrictions.
Uncontrolled Keywords: HIV, AIDS, juvenile detainees, public health policy, health policy, risk behaviors
Subjects: Health > Public Health
Health > Public Health > Chronic Illness & Diseases > HIV/Aids
Health > Public Health > Health Risk Factors > Sexual Habits
Practice > interventions
Practice > service
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Depositing User: Kismet Loftin-Bell
Date Deposited: 23 Jun 2006
Last Modified: 28 Jun 2011 13:08
Link to this item (URI): http://health-equity.lib.umd.edu/id/eprint/500

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