The Effect of Early Maltreatment, Victimization and Partner Violence on HIV Risk Behavior Among Homeless Young Adults
April 19, 2011
The authors sought to "examine the relationship between child maltreatment, physical and sexual victimization, and partner violence victimization with [HIV] risk behaviors among a sample of homeless young adults from the midwestern United States."
Using data from the Homeless Young Adult Project, investigators interviewed 199 people ages 19-26 over 14 months, employing a systematic sampling strategy. The final sample included 172 young adults who were homeless or had a history of running away and being homeless.
Journal of Adolescent Health
12.2010; Lisa A. Melander, PhD; Kimberly A. Tyler, PhD
This article was provided by U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update. Visit the CDC's website to find out more about their activities, publications and services.
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