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Transgender Youths Face High HIV Risks

Transgender Youths Face High HIV Risks


Male-to-female transgender youths are at a high risk of HIV infection, mostly because of risky behavior, according to a study in the Journal of Adolescent Health. A survey of 51 transgender youths between 16 and 25 showed that they engaged in high-risk behaviors in large proportions. ''Unprotected receptive anal sex, 49% ''Sex under the influence of drugs or alcohol, 53% ''Exchange sex for resources, 59% ' Forced sex, 52% ''Marijuana use, 71% ''Alcohol use, 65%

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