AIDS 2014 Day 3: CDC's Laura Kann on Adolescents and HIV-Related Risk Behavior

Content From: Miguel Gomez Director, AIDS.gov, and Senior Communications Advisor, Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy, U.S. Department of Health and Human ServicesPublished: July 22, 20141 min read

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Dr. Laura Kann, head of the School-Based Surveillance Branch in CDC’s Division of Adolescent and School Health, is attending AIDS 2014 to present a study entitled "Unequal Progress and Cause for Concern: Differences in HIV-Related Risk Behavior Trends Among Subgroups of Adolescents, 1991-2013Exit Disclaimer".

The study, which is based on data from the CDC's National Youth Risk Behavior Survey, found that only about one in five (22%) U.S. high school students who are sexually experienced have been tested for HIV.

For more information, visit www.cdc.gov/yrbs.

Read more about the research Dr. Kann dissusses in this video:

  • Press release about the new YSRB findings
  • Fact sheet : Sexual Risk Behaviors Among U.S. High School Students
  • Key Graphics on Trends in HIV and STD-related Risk Behavior Among U.S. High School Students

For more coverage from the conference visit: AIDS 2014.