Risking everything? Risk behavior, behavior change, and AIDS

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Science  15 Jul 1994:
Vol. 265, Issue 5170, pp. 341-345
DOI: 10.1126/science.8023156


Inquiry into the determinants of risk-related sexual behavior is important for the development of interventions to reduce the incidence of new cases of human immunodeficiency virus infection. Recent social and behavioral research has revealed much about the individual and social factors influencing risk-taking. Findings from these studies have been important in the development of new educational and community-based interventions for communities at risk in the developed and developing worlds.