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ERIC Number: ED404575
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Pages: 30
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What College Counselors Need To Know about HIV Disease: Some Recommendations from the Literature.
Jones, Edlyn N.; Lancaster, Julie
Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome is becoming the United States' primary health and psychological crisis. While many populations are at risk for infection, college and university students, because of unsafe sexual behaviors, experimentation with alcohol and drugs, and failure to see themselves at risk for infection, are particularly vulnerable to this disease. This article is directed toward college and university counselors, who are often in the forefront for helping individuals deal with the disease and its implications. It summarizes the research literature on ways to respond to the potential crisis. Because colleges contain large concentrations of sexually active young people, they will have to shape policy regarding HIV-positive students on campuses. It is recommended that college counselors acquire and maintain a thorough understanding of HIV disease and AIDS, understand risk behaviors and society's reactions to them, acquire an understanding of common neurological and psychological reactions, and recognize and work through HIV/AIDS-elicited attitudes, reactions, and feelings. Recommendations for HIV preventative education and intervention considerations when working with individuals affects by HIV disease are also offered. Institutions of higher learning can be prepared for problems related to an HIV/AIDS epidemic by having personnel prepared with information and procedures. Contains 43 references. (RJM)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
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Language: English
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