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The effect of early maltreatment, victimization, and partner violence on HIV risk behavior among homeless young adults.
J Adolesc Health. 2010 Dec; 47(6):575-81.JA

Abstract

PURPOSE

The purpose of our study was to examine the relationship between child maltreatment, physical and sexual victimization, and partner violence victimization with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) risk behaviors among a sample of homeless young adults from the midwestern United States.

METHODS

Data are from the Homeless Young Adult Project. A total of 199 young adults aged 19-26 years were interviewed over 14 months using a systematic sampling strategy. The final sample included 172 young adults who were homeless or had a history of running away and being homeless.

RESULTS

Results from the path analysis revealed that sexual abuse is directly linked with street sexual victimization which was positively associated with a greater number of HIV risk behaviors. Experiencing more types of physical abuse and neglect were positively correlated with partner violence victimization, which was, in turn, associated with more HIV risk behaviors. Those who suffered from more types of neglect also experienced more forms of sexual and physical victimization.

CONCLUSIONS

These findings have implications for service providers. Clinicians who serve homeless youth should recognize the potential effect that experiencing a variety of forms of victimization may have on health risk behaviors.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas 66506, USA. lisa.melander3@gmail.comNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural

Language

eng

PubMed ID

21094434

Citation

Melander, Lisa A., and Kimberly A. Tyler. "The Effect of Early Maltreatment, Victimization, and Partner Violence On HIV Risk Behavior Among Homeless Young Adults." The Journal of Adolescent Health : Official Publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine, vol. 47, no. 6, 2010, pp. 575-81.
Melander LA, Tyler KA. The effect of early maltreatment, victimization, and partner violence on HIV risk behavior among homeless young adults. J Adolesc Health. 2010;47(6):575-81.
Melander, L. A., & Tyler, K. A. (2010). The effect of early maltreatment, victimization, and partner violence on HIV risk behavior among homeless young adults. The Journal of Adolescent Health : Official Publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine, 47(6), 575-81. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jadohealth.2010.04.010
Melander LA, Tyler KA. The Effect of Early Maltreatment, Victimization, and Partner Violence On HIV Risk Behavior Among Homeless Young Adults. J Adolesc Health. 2010;47(6):575-81. PubMed PMID: 21094434.
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TY - JOUR T1 - The effect of early maltreatment, victimization, and partner violence on HIV risk behavior among homeless young adults. AU - Melander,Lisa A, AU - Tyler,Kimberly A, Y1 - 2010/06/20/ PY - 2009/12/10/received PY - 2010/04/20/revised PY - 2010/04/21/accepted PY - 2010/11/25/entrez PY - 2010/11/26/pubmed PY - 2011/3/15/medline SP - 575 EP - 81 JF - The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine JO - J Adolesc Health VL - 47 IS - 6 N2 - PURPOSE: The purpose of our study was to examine the relationship between child maltreatment, physical and sexual victimization, and partner violence victimization with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) risk behaviors among a sample of homeless young adults from the midwestern United States. METHODS: Data are from the Homeless Young Adult Project. A total of 199 young adults aged 19-26 years were interviewed over 14 months using a systematic sampling strategy. The final sample included 172 young adults who were homeless or had a history of running away and being homeless. RESULTS: Results from the path analysis revealed that sexual abuse is directly linked with street sexual victimization which was positively associated with a greater number of HIV risk behaviors. Experiencing more types of physical abuse and neglect were positively correlated with partner violence victimization, which was, in turn, associated with more HIV risk behaviors. Those who suffered from more types of neglect also experienced more forms of sexual and physical victimization. CONCLUSIONS: These findings have implications for service providers. Clinicians who serve homeless youth should recognize the potential effect that experiencing a variety of forms of victimization may have on health risk behaviors. SN - 1879-1972 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/21094434/The_effect_of_early_maltreatment_victimization_and_partner_violence_on_HIV_risk_behavior_among_homeless_young_adults_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S1054-139X(10)00209-0 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -