An Assessment of STD/HIV Prevention Health Care and Youth Service in Winnipeg: The Youth and STD/HIV Prevention Project
The aim of this study was to identify current STD resources and services in Winnipeg and to identify barriers hindering the provision of STD prevention by health care and youth service providers. The study also examined providers’ perceptions of factors that prevent youth from avoiding STD. Other issues addressed were the sources of information about STD utilized by providers, and the youth with whom participants work with in the area of STD prevention. The overall goal was to generate insights about sectors that provide services to youth, and translating this knowledge into action. Recommendations regarding the gaps in service provision for STD prevention among youth will positively impact the well-being of inner-city youth at-risk for STDs.