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Romantic Relationships and Sexual Activities of the First Generation of Youth Living With HIV Since Birth

June 10, 2011

Individuals infected with HIV as children, now reaching adolescence and adulthood, are confronted not only with the typical issues of adolescent development but also with a chronic illness that is sexually transmissible and socially stigmatized. The authors of the current study noted that little research has assessed the romantic involvement and sexuality of this first generation of HIV survivors.

The study employed a mixed-method embedded strategy (qualitative supported by quantitative). It describes the perspectives of youths living with HIV since birth concerning romantic involvement and sexuality, and risk management, including the risk of

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