Skip Ribbon Commands
Skip to main content

Title

Factors Associated with HIV Testing among African American Female Adolescents in Juvenile Detention Centers.

Authors

 P Seth, J Raiford, RJ DiClemente;

Network Affiliation

Other

Organization

 

Journal Name

 

Publication Date

2/1/2016

PubMed Search

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26869185

Link to full-text

 

PMID

26869185

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Little is known about sexual and psychosocial factors associated with HIV testing among detained African American female adolescents-an understudied group at risk for HIV.

METHODS:

188 detained African American female adolescents completed assessments on HIV testing, sexual risk behaviors, and psychosocial factors.

RESULTS:

Unprotected vaginal sex, history of STI-positivity or pregnancy, higher STI knowledge, and lower partner availability were associated with a higher likelihood of ever being tested for HIV.

DISCUSSION:

HIV testing is the gateway to important services for high-risk HIV-positive and HIV-negative adolescents. More research is needed to address barriers and to inform programmatic changes to increase testing among youth.

Keywords

 

Topic

Adolescents/Youth; Behavior; Black; Women

Attachments

Created at 2/16/2016 12:42 PM by Davis, Gregory P
Last modified at 2/16/2016 12:42 PM by Davis, Gregory P