TITLE

Teens, Drug Abuse, and AIDS: The Deadly Connection

PUB. DATE
March 2005
SOURCE
Scholastic Scope;3/7/2005, Vol. 53 Issue 14, special section p1
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the challenge of trying both to cure and control the spread of AIDS in youth. Young people are one of the populations at risk for infection with HIV. Between 1998 and 2000 — the most recent years for AIDS-related statistics — about one out of every six new HIV infections were in people between the ages of 13 and 25. According to a 2004 report, behavior associated with drug abuse is now the single largest factor in the spread of HIV infection in the U.S. AIDS and hepatitis C, another viral disease associated with drug abuse, are both blood-borne illnesses.
ACCESSION #
16216468

 

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