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PSINET: Assisting HIV Prevention Amongst Homeless Youth by Planning Ahead.

AI Mag 2016 ;37(2):47-62

LCSW, Executive Director, My Friend's Place, Los Angeles, CA 90028.

Homeless youth are prone to Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) due to their engagement in high risk behavior such as unprotected sex, sex under influence of drugs, etc. Many non-profit agencies conduct interventions to educate and train a select group of homeless youth about HIV prevention and treatment practices and rely on word-of-mouth spread of information through their social network. Previous work in strategic selection of intervention participants does not handle uncertainties in the social network's structure and evolving network state, potentially causing significant shortcomings in spread of information. Read More

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January 2016
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