Year: 1995 Source: Health Education Quarterly, v.22, no.2, (May 1995), p.211-226 SIEC No: 19950881

This article explores how personal & environmental variables influence change in HIV-related risk behaviours between adolescence & young adulthood. 602 youths from 10 American cities were interviewed in 1984-85, & again in 1989-90 & 1991-92. Analysis shows that 31% of the variance in HIV risk behaviours by inner-city young adults is predicted by a combination of adolescent risk behaviours, personal variables (including suicidality), environmental variables & interactions between variables.