January 4, 2012
[T]he fact that only 17.9% of sexually experienced adolescent males and only 27.5% of sexually experienced adolescent females have ever been tested for HIV is disturbing. It speaks to major deficiencies in our approach to the sexual and reproductive health of adolescents and young adults, and it stands as a rather stark explanation for the otherwise puzzling discrepancy in the percentage of youth who are infected (Dr. Lawrence J. D'Angelo, Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, 1/2).
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