Appendix A (search terms and databases): Population-specific HIV/AIDS status report: HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted and blood borne infections among youth in Canada

Appendix A – Search terms and databases searched

1) Search Terms

Literature was identified through a systematic search of electronic databases and grey literature. All search strings involved a combination of one term from each column.

Note that words with an asterisk (*) are search terms with several possible endings.

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  • Youth*
  • Youth* at-risk
  • At-risk youth*
  • Vulnerable youth*
  • Teenager*
  • Juvenile
  • Adolescent*
  • Adolescence
  • Jeune*
  • Garçon*
  • Fille*
  • Girl*
  • Boy*
  • Teen*
  • Pre-teen*
  • Jeune* adulte*
  • Young*
  • Young adult*
  • Young adulthood
  • Young people
  • Street youth*
  • Female street youth*
  • Male street youth*
  • Street involved youth*
  • Runaway youth*
  • Runaway young*
  • Runaway adolescent*
  • Young wom*n
  • Young m*n
  • Female youth*
  • Male youth*
  • Aboriginal youth*
  • First Nations youth*
  • Young Aboriginal
  • Two-Spirit Youth*
  • HIV positive youth*
  • Youth PHA
  • Young PHA
  • High school student*
  • College student*
  • Student*
  • Homeless youth*
  • Homeless adolescent*
  • Young urban
  • Marginalized youth*
  • Youth* who use injection drugs
  • Youth injection drugs user*
  • Young injection drug user*
  • IDU youth*
  • Young IDU
  • Sexual minority youth*
  • Gay, lesbian, bisexual youth*
  • Young gay m*n
  • Young lesbian wom*n
  • Ethno-cultural youth*
  • African-Canadian youth*
  • Caribbean-Canadian youth*
  • Black youth*
  • Young Black wom*n
  • Asian-Canadian youth*
  • Sex worker* youth
  • Rural adolescent*
  • Rural youth*
  • Incarcerated youth*
  • Juvenile detention
  • Youth* in custody
  • Youth* sexual risk behaviours
  • Juvenile Delinquency
  • Juvenile rehabilitation center
  • Youth offender*
  • Alberta
  • British Columbia
  • Calgary
  • Canad*
  • Colombie-Britannique
  • Edmonton
  • Halifax
  • Haligonian
  • Île-du-Prince-Edouard
  • Labrador
  • Manitoba
  • Montreal
  • New Brunswick
  • Newfoundland
  • NFLD
  • Northwest Territor*
  • Nouveau-Brunswick
  • Nouvelle Écosse
  • Nova Scotia
  • Nunavut
  • NWT
  • Ontario
  • Ottawa
  • PEI
  • Prince Edward Island
  • Quebec
  • Quebec city
  • Regina
  • Saskatchewan
  • Saskatoon
  • Terre-Neuve
  • Territoires du Nord Ouest
  • Toronto
  • Vancouver
  • Winnipeg
  • Yukon
  • Acquired immunodeficiency
  • AIDS
  • AIDS serodiagnosis
  • APHA
  • APHAs
  • HIV
  • HIV+
  • HIV-1
  • HIV infection*
  • HIV positive
  • HIV seropositivity
  • HIV seroprevalence
  • Human immune deficiency
  • Human immunodeficiency
  • Immunodeficience/y
  • D’immunodeficience (acquise; acquise humaine)
  • L’immunodeficience
  • Infection*
  • Infectious disease*
  • Prevalence
  • HIV-risk
  • HIV antibodies
  • HIV incidence
  • HIV testing
  • HIV transmission
  • Sida
  • Syndrome
  • VIH
  • VIH+
  • VIH positi*
  • Virus
  • Virus transmission
  • Virus acquisition
  • Virus infection
  • Blood borne pathogens
  • Communicable diseases Epidemiology in adolescence
  • Communicable diseases/ep (epidemiology)
  • HIV-and-HCV-coinfection
  • Hepatitis
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatitis C virus
  • C virus infection
  • HCV

2) Databases searched

The following databases were searched for English- and French-language articles from  2003 to 2010.

  • MEDLINE
  • PreMEDLINE
  • Embase
  • CINAHL
  • PsycInfo
  • Global health
  • SocAbs
  • Eric
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