Year: 2001 Source: American Journal of Public Health, v.91, no.6, (June 2001), p.940-946 SIEC No: 20020491

This study compared sexual risk behaviors of gay, lesbian, & bisexual (GLB) & heterosexual adolescents & evaluated associations between gay-sensitive HIV instruction & risk behaviors of GLB youths. It was found that GLB youths reported more substance use, high-risk sexual behaviors, suicidal thoughts or attempts, & personal safety issues than did heterosexual youths. The findings document increased risk behaviors among GLB youths & demonstrate the potential benefits of providing gay-sensitive HIV instruction in schools. (69 refs)