HIV immunization: Acceptability and anticipated effects on sexual behavior among adolescents

Patrick M. Webb, Gregory D. Zimet, Rose Mays, J. Dennis Fortenberry

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Adolescents rated hypothetical human immunodeficiency virus vaccines described as 90% and 50% efficacious and discussed how immunization might influence behavior of their peers. The low-efficacy vaccine was largely unacceptable and most believed immunization with the high-efficacy vaccine would cause increased risk behaviors. Immunization programs will need to address vaccine acceptability issues and behavioral responses to immunization. Copyright (C) 1999 Society for Adolescent Medicine.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)320-322
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Adolescent Health
Issue number5
StatePublished - Nov 1 1999



  • AIDS vaccine
  • Attitude
  • Patient acceptance of health care
  • Sex behavior

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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