TITLE

HIV Testing Among High School Students -- United States, 2007

AUTHOR(S)
Voetsch, A.; Balaji, A.; Heffelfinger, J.; Miller, K.; Branson, B.; Eaton, D.; Kann, L.
PUB. DATE
June 2009
SOURCE
MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;6/26/2009, Vol. 58 Issue 24, p665
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents the 2007 U.S. national survey conducted by the Youth Risk Behavior System Surveillance System (YRBS), which seeks to determine the extent of HIV testing among adolescents. The respondents were students from grades 9-12 in both public and private schools in 50 states and the District of Columbia. Part of the results reveal that prevalence of HIV testing is higher in female students and more common among students who were taught about HIV and AIDS in school.
ACCESSION #
43021413

 

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