Associations of marijuana use and sex-related marijuana expectancies with HIV/STD risk behavior in high-risk adolescents.

@article{Hendershot2010AssociationsOM,
  title={Associations of marijuana use and sex-related marijuana expectancies with HIV/STD risk behavior in high-risk adolescents.},
  author={Christian S Hendershot and Renee E. Magnan and Angela D. Bryan},
  journal={Psychology of addictive behaviors : journal of the Society of Psychologists in Addictive Behaviors},
  year={2010},
  volume={24 3},
  pages={
          404-14
        }
}
Multiple studies suggest an association of marijuana use with increased rates of sexual risk behavior and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Most studies have focused on global associations of marijuana use with sexual risk outcomes and few have examined relevant cognitive variables. Adolescents in the juvenile justice system are at elevated risk for HIV/STDs and preliminary evidence suggests that marijuana is a potentially important cofactor for sexual risk behavior in this population. This… CONTINUE READING

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