Epidemiology of HIV Infection in the Developed World

  • Author: Mauro Schechter, MD, PhD (More Info)
  • Editors in Chief: Daniel R. Kuritzkes, MD; Joseph J. Eron, Jr., MD
  • Last Reviewed: 4/1/16 (What's New)


  • Low perception of risk and not being offered an HIV test are barriers to HIV counseling, testing, and referral service among high-risk minority youth[Peralta 2007]
  • Risk behavior among sexually active youth has been associated with alcohol use and depression[Wilson 2001]

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