Archive for June 12th, 2008

Frequent Self-Cutting Increases Chances of Contracting HIV

A study published in the June issue of Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics concludes that teenagers who repeatedly cut themselves are more likely to engage in high-risk sexual behavior, which in turn increases their chances of possibly contracting HIV. According to researchers from the Bradley Hasbro Children’s Research Center in Providence, Rhode Island, teens who have cut themselves more than three times tend to use condoms less frequently, were more likely to share cutting in…