Street youth in Los Angeles. Profile of a group at high risk for human immunodeficiency virus infection.

@article{Kipke1995StreetYI,
  title={Street youth in Los Angeles. Profile of a group at high risk for human immunodeficiency virus infection.},
  author={Michele D. Kipke and Steve O'Connor and Raymond F Palmer and Richard G Mackenzie},
  journal={Archives of pediatrics & adolescent medicine},
  year={1995},
  volume={149 5},
  pages={513-9}
}
OBJECTIVE To characterize an urban street youth population, their self-reported rates of drug use, and their involvement in behaviors that put them at risk for infection with the human immunodeficiency virus. DESIGN A brief structured interview was administered to 409 youths who had been living on the streets for 2 or more consecutive months, or who were fully integrated into the "street economy." SETTING Thirty percent of the sample were recruited from community-based service sites and 70… CONTINUE READING