YSHT Research Assistant Mohammad Karamouzian, Jean Shoveller, and others have published an article in the journal, Archives of Sexual Behaviour, titled: “Perceived Devaluation and STI Testing Uptake among a Cohort of Street-Involved Youth in a Canadian Setting.” The study found that high levels of perceived devaluation among street-involved youth, which as a result, appeared to have adverse effects on STI testing uptake. The authors conclude that HIV prevention and care programs should be examined and improved to better meet the special needs of street-involved youth in non-stigmatizing ways.
Karamouzian M, Shoveller J, Dong H, Gilbert M, Kerr T, DeBeck K. (2017). Perceived Devaluation and STI Testing Uptake among a Cohort of Street-Involved Youth in a Canadian Setting. Archives of Sexual Behaviour. Published online June 22, 2017. doi: 10.1007/s10508-017-1002-9.
The article is also available for view/download here.