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If you provide the test, they will take it: Factors associated with HIV/STI testing in a representative sample of homeless youth in Los Angeles (2014)

If you provide the test, they will take it: Factors associated with HIV/STI testing in a representative sample of homeless youth in Los Angeles

http://guilfordjournals.com/doi/abs/10.1521/aeap.2012.24.4.350

Allison J. Ober, Steven C. Martino, Brett Ewing, and Joan S. Tucker

Search Terms: homeless youth, los angeles, hiv, risk, sexually active youth

Summary: Homeless youth are at high risk for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and other sexually transmitted infections (STI), yet those at greatest risk may never have been tested for HIV or STI. In a probability sample of sexually active homeless youth in Los Angeles (n = 305), this study identifies factors associated with HIV/STI testing status. Most youth (85%) had never been tested and 47% had been tested in the past 3 months.