Juvenile offenders, a group at increased risk for contracting HIV, need more intensive, possibly family-based, HIV prevention interventions, according to a study published in the Journal of Correctional Health Care by researchers at the Bradley Hasbro Children’s Research Center (BHCRC). A pilot program found traditional HIV prevention interventions largely ineffective for juvenile offenders, according to a statement from Lifespan, a nonprofit health system in Rhode Island that includes BHCRC.

To read the BHCRC statement, click here.