HIV-related risk behaviors among psychiatrically hospitalized adolescents and school-based adolescents

Am J Psychiatry. 1993 Feb;150(2):324-5. doi: 10.1176/ajp.150.2.324.


The authors compared the responses of 76 adolescents on an inpatient psychiatric service with those of 802 school-based adolescents in the same city regarding HIV risk behaviors. The psychiatrically hospitalized adolescents reported a significantly higher rate of sexual and drug-related behaviors that involve a risk for contracting sexually transmitted disease, including HIV-related illnesses.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Female
  • HIV Infections / psychology
  • HIV Infections / transmission*
  • Hospitalization*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Mental Disorders / psychology*
  • Needle Sharing / psychology
  • Psychology, Adolescent*
  • Risk-Taking*
  • Sexual Behavior