Comparison of AIDS knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors among incarcerated adolescents and a public school sample in San Francisco

R. J. DiClemente, M. M. Lanier, P. F. Horan, M. Lodico

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Abstract

Data collected from incarcerated youth (n = 113) and a public school sample (n = 802) demonstrate that both adolescent groups have a high level of AIDS knowledge. Incarcerated youth are less aware of HIV risk-reduction behaviors and report markedly higher rates of HIV risk behaviors. Incarcerated youth are at substantially increased risk of HIV infection relative to their school-based counterparts and should be a primary target of HIV prevention programs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)628-630
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican journal of public health
Volume81
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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