Young People -- Discounting Their Futures

March 2009
Infectious Disease Alert;Mar2009, Vol. 28 Issue 6, p36
The article discusses research being done on human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) among young African American men who have sex with men in Jackson, Mississippi from 2006 to 2008. It references a study published in the 2009 issue of the "Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report." A survey of risk factors and behaviors indicated that two-thirds of respondents reported unprotected sex with one or more male partners. The researchers assert that prevention strategies should be revised/adapted to suit young men, who believe their risk of acquiring HIV as minimal.


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