Predictors of condom use in a multisite study of high-risk youth living with HIV

AIDS Educ Prev. 2010 Feb;22(1):1-14. doi: 10.1521/aeap.2010.22.1.1.


Young people between the ages of 13 to 24 are at persistent risk for HIV infection in the United States (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC], 2006). Young adulthood is a period characterized by experimentation, including engagement in risky behaviors (e.g., substance use and sexual behavior) (Moore & Parsons, 2000). Most young adults are sexually active, with the highest rates of sexual activity reported among youth of color (Park, Mulye, Adams, Brindis, & Irwin, 2006). The prevalence of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), especially chlamydia and gonorrhea, peak in young adulthood and are highest among youth of color (CDC, 2003).

Publication types

  • Multicenter Study
  • Randomized Controlled Trial
  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • African Americans
  • Condoms / statistics & numerical data*
  • Female
  • HIV Infections / psychology*
  • Humans
  • Interviews as Topic
  • Male
  • Motivation*
  • Safe Sex / psychology*
  • Self Efficacy*
  • Set, Psychology*
  • Urban Population
  • Young Adult