A longitudinal examination of sexually transmitted infection/HIV prevention knowledge and sexually transmitted infections among African-American adolescent females

Dexter R. Voisin, Kevin Tan, Ralph DiClemente

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Abstract

This study examines whether sexually transmitted infection prevention knowledge predicts the acquisition of biologically confirmed sexually transmitted infections among African-American adolescent females. A total of 715 females were recruited from public health clinics in Atlanta, Georgia, and using audio computer-assisted self-interview technology, we assessed for demographics, sexually transmitted infection prevention knowledge, risky sexual behaviors, and sexually transmitted infections. After controlling for demographics and prior risky sexual behaviors, participants with high prevention knowledge were 0.09 times less likely to report sexually transmitted infections, and those with multiple sexual partners were 1.3 times more likely to report sexually transmitted infections. Our findings suggest that the promotion of accurate sexually transmitted prevention knowledge is critical especially among females with multiple sex partners.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1582-1587
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Health Psychology
Volume18
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 29 2013

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Sexually Transmitted Diseases
African Americans
HIV
Sexual Partners
Sexual Behavior
Demography
Public Health
Interviews
Technology

Keywords

  • African-American girls
  • risky sex
  • sexually transmitted infection/HIV prevention knowledge

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Psychology

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