Condom availability in the schools: lessons from the courtroom.
- K Mahler
- Family planning perspectives
The relationship between the HIV/AIDS epidemic and the adolescent population in the United States has not received sufficient attention. Not only are an increasing number of adolescents of both sexes becoming infected, but a great many adults acquire the infection, often remaining asymptomatic, during their youth. Thus, the interface of the education and health systems is of central importance in preventing HIV/AIDS infection and subsequent death. This problem adds an urgency to making changes in school-linked health services previously addressed in the Spring 1992 issue of The Future of Children.