Homeless Youths’ HIV Risk Behaviors with Strangers: Investigating the Importance of Social Networks

@article{Tyler2013HomelessYH,
  title={Homeless Youths’ HIV Risk Behaviors with Strangers: Investigating the Importance of Social Networks},
  author={Kimberly A. Tyler},
  journal={Archives of Sexual Behavior},
  year={2013},
  volume={42},
  pages={1583-1591}
}
The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between homeless youths’ HIV risk behaviors with strangers and risk and protective characteristics of their social networks. Data were from the Social Network and Homeless Youth Project. A total of 249 youth aged 14–21 years were interviewed over 15 months in three Midwestern cities in the United States using a systematic sampling strategy. Multivariate results revealed that homeless youth with a greater average number of network members… CONTINUE READING
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