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Abiona, Titilayo; Balogun, Joseph; Yohannes, Eden; Adefuye, Adedeji; Yakut, Yavuz; Amosun, Seyi; Frantz, Jose – Health Education Journal, 2014
Objective: To examine HIV/AIDS knowledge, perceptions of knowledge and sources of HIV information among university students in four countries with different HIV prevalence rates. Methods: A survey was completed by 2,570 randomly selected university students from the USA, Turkey, South Africa and Nigeria. Logistic regression analysis was used to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Knowledge Level, Attitude Measures
Academy for Educational Development, 2009
The issue of HIV and AIDS is a serious global issue that affects girls and boys, women and men, from all communities. Girls and women are particularly vulnerable to contracting HIV which can develop into AIDS. This guide for mentoring contains important information about HIV and AIDS related to young women and girls. The guide also provides ideas…
Descriptors: Females, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Mentors
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Baumgartner, Lisa M. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2014
This chapter examines the challenges faced by African American women living with HIV/AIDS and how they learn to live with this chronic illness.
Descriptors: African Americans, Womens Studies, Females, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS)
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Mantell, J. E.; DiCarlo, A. L.; Remien, R. H.; Zerbe, A.; Morris, D.; Pitt, B.; Nkonyana, J. P.; Abrams, E. J.; El-Sadr, W. – Health Education Research, 2014
HIV testing has the potential to reduce HIV transmission by identifying and counseling individuals with HIV, reducing risk behaviors, linking persons with HIV to care and earlier treatment, and reducing perinatal transmission. In Lesotho, a high HIV prevalence country in which a large proportion of the population has never tested for HIV,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Screening Tests, Public Health, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS)
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Hergenrather, Kenneth C.; Zeglin, Robert J.; Conyers, Liza; Misrok, Mark; Rhodes, Scott D. – Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, 2016
Purpose: For persons living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA), the advent of highly active antiretroviral therapy has increased their longevity and quality of life. As HIV progresses, many PLWHA present declined domains of functioning that impede their ability to work. The authors explore employment as a social determinant of health to identify issues…
Descriptors: Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Employment Level, Influences, Literature Reviews
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Inyang, Mfrekemfon P. – ICHPER-SD Journal of Research, 2013
Most adolescents engage in indiscriminate sexual experimentations. This practice exposes them to the risk of contracting sexually transmitted infections including HIV/AIDS. Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and acquired immune deficiency syndromes (AIDS) are among the deadly diseases that exist globally. Twice as many girls, compared to boys…
Descriptors: Females, Secondary Education, Adolescents, Sexuality
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Caldeira, Kimberly M.; Singer, Barbara J.; O'Grady, Kevin E.; Vincent, Kathryn B.; Arria, Amelia M. – AIDS Education and Prevention, 2012
Prevalence and correlates of HIV testing were examined in a sample of 957 unmarried recent college students in the United States. Participants were asked about HIV testing, past-six-months sexual activities, lifetime treatment for sexually transmitted infections (STI), past-year health service utilization, and DSM-IV criteria for alcohol and other…
Descriptors: Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), College Students, Incidence, Correlation
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Cederbaum, Julie A. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2012
Mother-daughter communication plays an influential role in adolescent development. The impact of maternal HIV infection on family communication is not clear. This study explores how living with HIV impacts sexual risk communication between mothers and daughters and whether maternal HIV status influences adolescent choices about engagement in HIV…
Descriptors: Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Adolescent Development, Mothers, Daughters
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Nitza, Amy; Chilisa, Bagele; Makwinja-Morara, Veronica – Journal for Specialists in Group Work, 2010
This article describes a small group intervention for HIV/AIDS prevention among adolescent girls in Botswana. The psychoeducational group model is designed to empower girls to overcome the gender inequality that puts women at increased risk of HIV infection in the country. Group goals include heightening group members' awareness of the influence…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Females, Foreign Countries, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS)
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Morrison, Sharon D.; Sudha, S.; Herrera, Samantha; Ruiz, Carolina; Thomas, Emma – Health Education Journal, 2016
Objective: Comprehensive information on the facilitators of HIV testing in Latino women (Latinas) in the Southeastern USA is lacking. Efforts to rectify this should include Latina perspectives on the issue. This study aimed to (1) solicit Latina perspectives using qualitative methodology and (2) characterise enablers of HIV testing follow-through.…
Descriptors: Hispanic Americans, Females, Health Behavior, Diagnostic Tests
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Henry, Wilma J. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2013
Although only contributing approximately 12% to the United States population, Black Americans account for the majority (51%) of new HIV/AIDS diagnoses in this country. Black women in college between the ages of 18 and 24 fall directly in the center of these alarming statistics. These young women are faced with the psychosocial manifestations of…
Descriptors: Females, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), African Americans, Stereotypes
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Jaganath, D.; Mulenga, C.; Hoffman, R. M.; Hamilton, J.; Boneh, G. – Health Education Research, 2014
University students represent a subset of young men and women at risk for HIV in high prevalence settings. Innovative programs are needed to raise awareness on the unique issues around HIV and AIDS in the university campus, while training student leaders for peer-based education. The Process and Collaboration for Empowerment and Discussion (PACED)…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Health Education, College Students
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Smith, Kelley Alison; Harrison, Abigail – Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 2013
This study investigated the attitudes of 43 teachers and school administrators towards sex education, young people's sexuality and their communities in 19 secondary schools in rural KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, and how these attitudes affect school-based HIV prevention and sex education. In interviews, teachers expressed judgemental attitudes…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Administrator Attitudes, Sexuality
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Des Jarlais, Don C.; McCarty, Dennis; Vega, William A.; Bramson, Heidi – American Psychologist, 2013
Racial/ethnic disparities in HIV infection, with minority groups typically having higher rates of infection, are a formidable public health challenge. In the United States, among both men and women who inject drugs, HIV infection rates are elevated among Hispanics and non-Hispanic Blacks. A meta-analysis of international research concluded that…
Descriptors: Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Evidence, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Risk
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Uhrig, Jennifer D.; Davis, Kevin C.; Rupert, Doug; Fraze, Jami – Health Education Journal, 2012
Objective: To examine whether there is an association between knowledge, attitudes and beliefs, reported intentions to get an HIV test, and reported HIV testing behaviour at a later date among a sample of African American women. Design: Secondary analysis of data collected from October 2007 through March 2008 for a randomized controlled experiment…
Descriptors: Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Testing, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Intention
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