The objective of this descriptive-exploratory study was to examine the HIV seroprevalence rate among a sample of homeless youth in Hollywood, California.
A total of 96 respondents (age 14-24) were administered a questionnaire and had their blood drawn to test for the presence of HIV antibodies, during nightly street outreach activities conducted by Covenant House California.
The HIV seroprevalence rate was 11.5% for the sample.
Chi-square analysis showed strong correlation between HIV status and sexual risk behavior but not for HIV status and drug-related risk behavior.
Mots-clés Pascal : SIDA, Virose, Infection, Séropositivité, Sans domicile fixe, Prévalence, Epidémiologie, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Californie, Adolescent, Homme, Adulte jeune, Immunopathologie, Immunodéficit
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : AIDS, Viral disease, Infection, Seropositivity, Homeless, Prevalence, Epidemiology, United States, North America, America, California, Adolescent, Human, Young adult, Immunopathology, Immune deficiency
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Cote : 97-0338526
Code Inist : 002B06D01. Création : 12/09/1997.