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Using Research and Community Collaboration to Develop a Family-Based HIV-Prevention Program

An article in a recent issue of AIDS Education and Prevention describes the development of the Chicago HIV Prevention and Adolescent Mental Health Project (CHAMP) Family Program. This family-based HIV-prevention program targeted African-Americans liv...

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Benefits and Barriers of Early Detection of HIV Infection Among Adolescents

An article in the May issue of the Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine discusses the barriers to HIV testing for youth and outlines opportunities for innovation and efficiency in adolescent HIV testing.

The authors state that while an inc...

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Analysis of Risk Behavior Change Following HIV Diagnosis

A study in a recent issue of Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), examines the sexual practices of persons with newly diagnosed HIV infection.

From January 1997 through Sept...

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1999 CDC Youth Risk Behavior Survey Results Released

The results of the 1999 Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) were released in the current issue of the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

This surveillance summary includes information ...

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Positive Health Outcomes and Declines in Risk-Taking Behaviors Among Teens

Teen Risk-Taking: A Statistical Portrait, a new report released by the Urban Institute, found that teens' overall involvement in risk-taking has declined during the past decade (except among Hispanics), with fewer teens engaging in multiple risk beha...

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The Impact of Parent-Teen Communication on Adolescent Sexual Behavior

A study in the March issue of the Journal of Adolescent Research examines how parent-adolescent communication influences the relationship between peer norms and sexual behaviors.

Researchers collected data from 907 adolescents -- 14 to 16 years old ...

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Study Examines the Relationship Between Substance Abuse and Sexual Activity

Dangerous Liaisons: Substance Abuse and Sex, a new report released by The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA) at Columbia University, examines the complex connections between substance abuse and sexual activity.

CASA analyzed nat...

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Pediatric Study Group

I am very grateful to have been given the opportunity to write about the Pediatric Working Group (PWG) which meets at the PWA Health Group. Even though there are some women who feel that there should not be pediatric issues in a women's treatment new...

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Triple-Drug Combination Pediatric Trial

In December 1997, the U.S. government issued guidelines for the treatment of HIV infection in children. These were revised and published in April 1998 (Guidelines for the Use of Antiretroviral Agents in Pediatric HIV Infection, MMWR, vol. 47, no. RR-...

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Cluster of HIV-Positive Young Women -- New York, 1997-1998

As of July 1997, six human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infections in young women who reported sexual contact with the same HIV-infected man (putative index case-patient) were detected at health-service clinics in a rural county in upstate New York. ...