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Naranbhai, Vivek and Abdool Karim, Quarraisha and Meyer-Weitz, Anna (2011) Interventions to modify sexual risk behaviours for preventing HIV in homeless youth. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews , (1) . Art. No.: CD007501. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD007501.pub2..

URL: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/1465185...

Background: Homeless youth are at high risk for HIV infection as a consequence of risky sexual behaviour. Interventions for homeless youth are challenging. Assessment of the effectiveness of interventions to modify sexual risk behaviours for preventing HIV in homeless youth is needed.

Objective: To evaluate and summarize the effectiveness of interventions for modifying sexual risk behaviours and preventing transmission of HIV among homeless youth.

Conclusion: The body of evidence does not permit conclusions on the impact of interventions to modify sexual risk behaviour in homeless youth; more research is required. While the psychosocial and contextual factors that fuel sexual risk behaviours among homeless youth challenge stringent methodologies of RCT's, novel ways for program delivery and trial retention are in need of development. Future trials should comply with rigorous methodology in design, delivery, outcome measurement and reporting.


Item Type
Article
Publication Type
International, Review, Article
Drug Type
Substances (not alcohol/tobacco), Opioid
Intervention Type
Treatment method, Harm reduction
Date
January 2011
Identification #
Art. No.: CD007501. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD007501.pub2.
Publisher
John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
Place of Publication
London
Number
1
EndNote
Accession Number
HRB (Electronic Only)

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