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Articles  |   December 1995
Reexamination of the paradigm of HIV risk reduction in adolescents
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Articles   |   December 1995
Reexamination of the paradigm of HIV risk reduction in adolescents
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, December 1995, Vol. 95, 725. doi:10.7556/jaoa.1995.95.12.725
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, December 1995, Vol. 95, 725. doi:10.7556/jaoa.1995.95.12.725
Abstract

Infection with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in the adolescent/young adult population of the United States is a serious, growing problem. The current HIV risk-reduction strategies for adolescents have been less than effective in stemming the tide of infection. This ineffectiveness can be linked to failure of making developmentally appropriate risk-reduction informational material and reliance on condom-based interventions, which have an unacceptably high failure rate. A critical analysis of current models of HIV-risk reduction should be undertaken to create more developmentally appropriate and effective methods.