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  1. Adolescents'preferences regarding human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) related physician counseling and HIV testing.

    Article - En anglais

    Objective

    To assess adolescents'preferences regarding human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) - related physician counseling and HIV testing.

    Design

    Anonymous, self-report survey.

    Setting

    Metropolitan Boston public schools.

    Participants

    Students in 9th and 12th grade from 10 schools.

    Results

    Of the 845 students (99%) who completed the survey, 53% were female, 50% seniors, and 76% white.

    Although 86% had regular physicians, only 27% reported ever discussing HIV with a physician.

    The majority wanted a physician to give them information about sexually transmitted diseases (82%), condoms (73%), sex (70%), safe sex (80%), and HIV (85%). Most wanted physicians to ask about personal experiences with sexually transmitted diseases (64%), condoms (59%), safe sex (67%), and HIV (72%). Seniors, students with female physicians, and students who had previously discussed sex with physicians were significantly more likely to want physicians to ask personal questions about HIV-related risk behaviors.

    Most, however, felt uncomfortable initiating a discussion about safe sex (59%), condoms (67%), sex (69%), and homosexuality (78%). Conclusions.

    Adolescents want physicians to give them information and to ask personal questions about HIV and HIV-related risk behaviors, and they prefer that the physicians initiate the discussion.

    Although they have no clear preference for testing sites, many teenagers prefer to be tested by someone who does not know them.

    Mots-clés Pascal : SIDA, Adolescent, Prévention, Massachusetts, Conseil, Recommandation, Médecin, Attitude, Préférence, Virose, Infection, Homme, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Immunopathologie, Immunodéficit

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : AIDS, Adolescent, Prevention, Massachusetts, Council, Recommendation, Physician, Attitude, Preference, Viral disease, Infection, Human, United States, North America, America, Immunopathology, Immune deficiency

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 95-0413116

    Code Inist : 002B06D01. Création : 01/03/1996.