Internalizing Symptoms and Safe Sex Intentions among Adolescents in Mental Health Treatment: Personal Factors as Mediators.

@article{Joppa2014InternalizingSA,
  title={Internalizing Symptoms and Safe Sex Intentions among Adolescents in Mental Health Treatment: Personal Factors as Mediators.},
  author={Meredith C Joppa and Christie J. Rizzo and Larry Brown and Wendy S Hadley and Jodi-Ann Dattadeen and Geri Rachel Donenberg and Ralph DiClemente},
  journal={Children and youth services review},
  year={2014},
  volume={46},
  pages={177-185}
}
Little is known about why some adolescents with internalizing symptoms engage in sexual behaviors that increase their risk for HIV. This study tested a mediation model of internalizing symptoms and safe sex intentions among adolescents receiving mental health treatment. Self-efficacy for HIV prevention, HIV knowledge, and worry about HIV were hypothesized to mediate associations between internalizing symptoms and safe sex intentions among sexually active and non-active adolescents receiving… CONTINUE READING