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Table 2 Characteristics of HIV positive homeless and street-involved youth (n = 15).

From: High prevalence of HIV infection among homeless and street-involved Aboriginal youth in a Canadian setting

Characteristic Aboriginal
n (%)
n = 7
Non-Aboriginal
n (%)
n = 8
Age < 22 1 (14.3) 1 (12.5)
Female 3 (42.9) 2 (25.0)
DTES Residency 3 (42.9) 1 (12.5)
Homeless 5 (71.4) 6 (75.0)
Injected Drugs 2 (28.6) 6 (75.0)
Shared Syringes 0 (0.0) 3 (37.5)
Incarceration 7 (100.0) 5 (62.5)
Sex Work 4 (57.1) 4 (50.0)
Sexual Abuse 4 (57.1) 2 (25.0)
MSM 2 (28.6) 0 (0.0)
Anal Intercourse 2 (28.6) 3 (37.5)
Inconsistent Condom Use 2 (28.6) 2 (25.0)
Hepatitis C Infection 1 (14.3) 6 (75.0)
  1. Note: † – refers to activities in the past 6 months; ‡ – refers to lifetime history;