Depressive symptoms as a predictor of sexual risk among African American adolescents and young adults.

@article{Brown2006DepressiveSA,
  title={Depressive symptoms as a predictor of sexual risk among African American adolescents and young adults.},
  author={Larry Brown and Marina Tolou-Shams and Celia M. Lescano and Christopher R. Houck and Jessica Zeidman and David L. Pugatch and Kevin J Lourie},
  journal={The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine},
  year={2006},
  volume={39 3},
  pages={444.e1-8}
}
PURPOSE To understand the prospective relationship between depressive symptoms and sexual risk behavior among a community sample of African American adolescents. METHODS African American adolescents (n = 415) who participated in a larger multi-site human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) prevention program provided baseline data on demographics, psychosocial context and depressive symptoms. At six-month follow-up, data were collected regarding sexual activity in the past 90 days. Multivariate… CONTINUE READING