The 20th International AIDS Conference, in Melbourne, Australia, will take place from July 20-July 25. Throughout the conference, several CDC authors will present findings from their research in a number of topic areas.
Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a new, comprehensive analysis of trends in HIV testing and other HIV- and STD-related sexual risk behaviors among U.S. high school students. The new study, based on data from CDC’s National Youth Risk Behavior Survey, will be presented onsite at the 20th International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia, next week.
The report shows that only 1 in 5 sexually experienced U.S. students has ever been tested for HIV. It also provides an in-depth analysis of trends in students’ sexual risk by race and gender over a 22-year period (1991-2013), expanding on overall data released last month. This analysis shows that progress in reducing sexual risk behaviors differs by race/ethnicity and gender and has stalled among students overall in recent years.