Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and substance use risk behaviors among tri-ethnic adolescents of Florida

Way Way M. Hlaing, Mario De La Rosa, Theophille Niyonsenga

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

9 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Previous research documents the co-occurrence of substance use and HIV risk behaviors, but most studies examined these behaviors among adults and White adolescents. The diversity of Florida's adolescents presents a unique setting for examining the variations in these risk behaviors. An in-depth analysis of HIV and substance use behaviors among White, African American, and Hispanic adolescents in Florida was conducted. Results suggest that significant ethnic variations exist in lifetime alcohol and illicit drug use and HIV risk. Compared with Hispanics, African Americans were less likely and Whites were more likely to be frequent alcohol and illicit drug users. White and African American adolescents were 1.3 and 1.5 times, respectively, at higher risk of at least one HIV risk behavior compared with their Hispanic counterparts. Future research should seek to identify sources and consequences of such variations in risk behavior and design culturally appropriate prevention programs for adolescents.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)239-251
Number of pages13
JournalAIDS and Behavior
Volume11
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes

Fingerprint

Risk-Taking
HIV
Hispanic Americans
African Americans
Street Drugs
Alcohols
Drug Users
Research

Cite this

@article{5ec307a49da3476aa28e9c8fd94ccbda,
title = "Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and substance use risk behaviors among tri-ethnic adolescents of Florida",
abstract = "Previous research documents the co-occurrence of substance use and HIV risk behaviors, but most studies examined these behaviors among adults and White adolescents. The diversity of Florida's adolescents presents a unique setting for examining the variations in these risk behaviors. An in-depth analysis of HIV and substance use behaviors among White, African American, and Hispanic adolescents in Florida was conducted. Results suggest that significant ethnic variations exist in lifetime alcohol and illicit drug use and HIV risk. Compared with Hispanics, African Americans were less likely and Whites were more likely to be frequent alcohol and illicit drug users. White and African American adolescents were 1.3 and 1.5 times, respectively, at higher risk of at least one HIV risk behavior compared with their Hispanic counterparts. Future research should seek to identify sources and consequences of such variations in risk behavior and design culturally appropriate prevention programs for adolescents.",
keywords = "Adolescents, Alcohol, Drug, Ethnicity, HIV",
author = "Hlaing, {Way Way M.} and {De La Rosa}, Mario and Theophille Niyonsenga",
year = "2007",
doi = "10.1007/s10461-006-9132-4",
language = "English",
volume = "11",
pages = "239--251",
journal = "AIDS Behavior",
issn = "1090-7165",
publisher = "Springer",
number = "2",

}

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and substance use risk behaviors among tri-ethnic adolescents of Florida. / Hlaing, Way Way M.; De La Rosa, Mario; Niyonsenga, Theophille.

In: AIDS and Behavior, Vol. 11, No. 2, 2007, p. 239-251.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

TY - JOUR

T1 - Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and substance use risk behaviors among tri-ethnic adolescents of Florida

AU - Hlaing, Way Way M.

AU - De La Rosa, Mario

AU - Niyonsenga, Theophille

PY - 2007

Y1 - 2007

N2 - Previous research documents the co-occurrence of substance use and HIV risk behaviors, but most studies examined these behaviors among adults and White adolescents. The diversity of Florida's adolescents presents a unique setting for examining the variations in these risk behaviors. An in-depth analysis of HIV and substance use behaviors among White, African American, and Hispanic adolescents in Florida was conducted. Results suggest that significant ethnic variations exist in lifetime alcohol and illicit drug use and HIV risk. Compared with Hispanics, African Americans were less likely and Whites were more likely to be frequent alcohol and illicit drug users. White and African American adolescents were 1.3 and 1.5 times, respectively, at higher risk of at least one HIV risk behavior compared with their Hispanic counterparts. Future research should seek to identify sources and consequences of such variations in risk behavior and design culturally appropriate prevention programs for adolescents.

AB - Previous research documents the co-occurrence of substance use and HIV risk behaviors, but most studies examined these behaviors among adults and White adolescents. The diversity of Florida's adolescents presents a unique setting for examining the variations in these risk behaviors. An in-depth analysis of HIV and substance use behaviors among White, African American, and Hispanic adolescents in Florida was conducted. Results suggest that significant ethnic variations exist in lifetime alcohol and illicit drug use and HIV risk. Compared with Hispanics, African Americans were less likely and Whites were more likely to be frequent alcohol and illicit drug users. White and African American adolescents were 1.3 and 1.5 times, respectively, at higher risk of at least one HIV risk behavior compared with their Hispanic counterparts. Future research should seek to identify sources and consequences of such variations in risk behavior and design culturally appropriate prevention programs for adolescents.

KW - Adolescents

KW - Alcohol

KW - Drug

KW - Ethnicity

KW - HIV

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=33847293323&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1007/s10461-006-9132-4

DO - 10.1007/s10461-006-9132-4

M3 - Article

VL - 11

SP - 239

EP - 251

JO - AIDS Behavior

JF - AIDS Behavior

SN - 1090-7165

IS - 2

ER -