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Some Youths Are Taking More Risks

Some Youths Are Taking More Risks

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Researchers report having identified distinct subgroups of youths who may be putting themselves at a higher risk for HIV infection than their peers. A survey of more than 1,100 people between 15 and 21 showed that teens with certain behaviors, living arrangements, or mental health problems were engaging in unprotected sex far more often than their peers. Youth Subgroup/Number of Unprotected Sex Acts in Past 90 Days Young Men With mental health issues: 27 Marijuana and alcohol use: 19 Lower-risk group: 7 Young Women Living with a sexual partner: 64 Drug and alcohol use: 11 Lower-risk group: 8

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Ryan is the Digital Director of The Advocate Channel, and a graduate of NYU Tisch's Department of Dramatic Writing. She is also a member of GALECA, the LGBTQ+ society of entertainment critics. While her specialties are television writing and comedy, Ryan is a young member of the LGBTQ+ community passionate about politics and advocating for all.

Ryan is the Digital Director of The Advocate Channel, and a graduate of NYU Tisch's Department of Dramatic Writing. She is also a member of GALECA, the LGBTQ+ society of entertainment critics. While her specialties are television writing and comedy, Ryan is a young member of the LGBTQ+ community passionate about politics and advocating for all.