Compared with participants, non-participants were more likely to report: spending higher mean number of hours in online chat rooms; using condoms inconsistently during anal intercourse with a man met online during the past 3 months; having had an sexually transmitted disease; being HIV seropositive; using methamphetamines during the past 30 days and using drugs to enhance sexual satisfaction during the past 30 days.
Although risk among MSM who use chat rooms remains high, those at greater risk may be those who are less likely to engage in online HIV prevention interventions.
This analysis compared the baseline risk profiles of participants in an HIV prevention intervention (‘active recruitment’) to their chat room peers who did not participate in the intervention (‘passive recruitment’).
Minority adolescents are affected disproportionately by HIV and STIs, and the Internet is a popular venue to meet sex partners.
Little is known about the risks of this behavior for minority adolescents.
Odds ratios, adjusting for gender, found this behavior was associated with alcohol ( = 8.53, 95% CI [2.7, 27.3]) were independently associated with having sex with a partner met online.
Meeting sex partners online is associated with a variety of risks among African American youth; however, the Internet may be an opportunity for intervention. 2010); however, little is known about the use of the internet or chat rooms and the associated HIV risk behaviors of young, minority adolescents.
Such crimes are: Child Pornography, Solicitation or Luring of a Minor, and Traveling to Meet a Minor.
Sexual Battery or Rape – Unconsensual oral, anal, or vaginal physical penetration or union with the sexual organ of a person; or unconsensual oral, anal, or vaginal penetration of another person with any object. If convicted, you will receive a prison sentence of at least 9 years and up to life.
If you are an adult over 18 years old who is convicted of sexual battery of a child under 12, this is a capitol felony, and you will be given a mandatory life sentence without parole.
If the person is under 18 years old and the victim is under 12 years old, then they will be tried as a juvenile unless charges are filed in an adult court.
Unlawful Sexual Activity with a Minor or Statutory Rape – Sexual activity with a child older than 12, but younger than 16; or encouraging, forcing, or enticing a child older than 12, but younger than 16 to engage in Sadomasochistic Abuse, Sexual Bestiality, Prostitution, or any other act involving sexual activity.
The maximum prison sentence is 15 years, and the minimum prison sentence is 7 and a half years.
The majority of studies that have examined sexual risk behavior online or STI/HIV prevention programs online have been among adult MSM.