HIV infection and homeless adolescents

Child Welfare. 1991 Sep-Oct;70(5):517-28.


Homeless adolescents are at extremely high risk for acquiring HIV infection, as the literature reviewed in this paper documents. Sexual and drug use behaviors that put these adolescents at risk are described, and new models of service for these youths are outlined.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adolescent Health Services / trends
  • HIV Infections / prevention & control
  • HIV Infections / transmission*
  • Health Services Needs and Demand / trends
  • Humans
  • Ill-Housed Persons*
  • Sexual Behavior
  • Substance Abuse, Intravenous / complications
  • Substance Abuse, Intravenous / prevention & control
  • United States