HIV/AIDS, Adolescence

  • Kerry L. Marsh
  • Blair T. Johnson
  • Michael P. Carey


An essential step in attacking the pandemic of HIV is changing adolescents’ sexual risk behavior. Individuals become infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) through contact with infected body fluids, primarily through sexual intercourse or contact with infected blood (sharing needles in drug injection or receiving blood transfusions). Though unsafe drug injection practices render some adolescents (e.g., drug users) at high risk, every adolescent has potential sexual risk.


Human Immunodeficiency Virus Sexual Risk Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection Sexual Risk Behavior Acquire Immune Deficiency Syndrome 
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  • Kerry L. Marsh
  • Blair T. Johnson
  • Michael P. Carey

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