Among adolescents (14–19 years) in Soweto, South Africa, 14% (4/29) who identified as lesbian, gay or bisexual (3 female and 1 male) reported living with HIV compared with only 2.3% (8/350) who identified as heterosexual (P = 0.002). These data indicate an urgent need to utilize evidence-based strategies to support access to HIV prevention education and services for lesbian, gay and bisexual youth.
From the *Faculty of Health Sciences, Simon Fraser University, British Columbia, Canada; †Perinatal HIV Research Unit, University of Witwatersrand, Chris Baragwanath Hospital, Johannesburg; ‡Kganya Motsha Adolescent Centre, Kliptown, South Africa; and §BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS, British Columbia, Canada.
Accepted for publication February 01, 2013.
The study is funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Human Development, Child and Youth Health: 230513. Initial seed funding was provided by Simon Fraser University through a President Research Award to C.L.M. The authors have no other funding or conflicts of interest to disclose.
Address for correspondence: Cari L. Miller, PhD, Faculty of Health Sciences, Simon Fraser University, Blusson Hall, Room 11300 8888 University Drive Burnaby, BC,V5A 1S6. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.