We examine reasons why youth of different sexual orientations look for sexual health information online, and what, if anything, they do with it. The Teen Health and Technology study involved online surveys of 5542 Internet users, ages 13 through 18 in the United States. Searching for sexual health information online was reported frequently and varied significantly by sexual orientation: from 19% of heterosexual youth to 78% of gay/lesbian/queer youth.
Aggarwal, S., & Ahmad, A. (2014). HIV-positive youth empowerment in Swaziland: An evaluation of the social stigma surrounding HIV. Student Pulse, 6(06). Retrieved from http://www.studentpulse.com/a?id=900
"Primary prevention is an approach to addressing a problem of any kind before it occurs, whether it be related to traffic safety, substance abuse, or sexual violence. The Ecological Model and Spectrum of Prevention are flexible frameworks upon which professionals over many decades have built targeted strategies optimized for solving multi-layered problems. These two aforementioned models specifically emphasize the role of societal norms and environmental conditions in the occurrence of certain phenomena like sexual violence.
This 2008 study explored how young men's perceptions of and participation in hip hop culture—urban social and artistic expressions, such as clothing style, breakdancing, graffiti, and rap music—and how contextual factors of the hip hop scene might be associated with their condom use, condom-use self-efficacy, and sense of community.
Substance use and HIV risk behaviors are increasing among African-American youth. Interventions that incorporate youth values and beliefs are needed to reduce this trajectory. This 2008 study examines the efficacy of a hip-hop based substance use and HIV preventive intervention that targets African-American middle-school youth. The sample consists of 68 middle-school students who completed baseline and 6-month follow-up assessments.