Street life and drug risk behaviors associated with exchanging sex among male street children in Lahore, Pakistan.

@article{Towe2009StreetLA,
  title={Street life and drug risk behaviors associated with exchanging sex among male street children in Lahore, Pakistan.},
  author={Vivian L Towe and Salman ul Hasan and S. Tariq Zafar and Susan G. Sherman},
  journal={The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine},
  year={2009},
  volume={44 3},
  pages={222-8}
}
BACKGROUND Throughout the developing world, children living on urban streets is a byproduct of economic deprivation. In Lahore, Pakistan, there are an estimated 5,000-7,000 street children. PURPOSE The study examined HIV risk behaviors and factors associated with exchanging sex among male street children in Lahore, Pakistan. METHODS The survey was conducted from August 2003 to March 2004 among 565 registrants, ages 5-19, of Project Smile, a program that aimed to enhance the lives of street… CONTINUE READING

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