Mothers: The Major Force in Preventing HIV/STD Risk Behaviors
The focus of this chapter is on mothers serving as protective factors against high-risk sexual behaviors for their adolescents. We present information about the scope of the HIV/AIDS epidemic among adolescents in the United States, followed by a discussion of the role of mothers and the impact of mothers’ influence on their adolescents’ high-risk sexual behaviors. We then present several innovative HIV-risk reduction interventions designed to include mothers as key agents in the fight against HIV in the adolescent population.
KeywordsHuman Immunodeficiency Virus Sexual Intercourse Risky Sexual Behavior Social Cognitive Theory Parental Monitoring
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