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ERIC Number: EJ861087
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Nov
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0360-7283
Chopsticks Don't Make It Culturally Competent: Addressing Larger Issues for HIV Prevention among Gay, Bisexual, and Queer Asian Pacific Islander Men
Han, Chong-suk
Health & Social Work, v34 n4 p273-281 Nov 2009
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, men who have sex with men account for the largest proportion of cumulative AIDS cases among Asian Pacific Islanders. Yet little is known about the factors that need to be addressed in developing culturally competent intervention strategies for members of this group. This article explores what factors HIV prevention service providers and active volunteers who are also members of the groups that they serve believe need to be addressed before a culturally appropriate intervention strategy for gay, bisexual, and queer Asian Pacific Islander men can be developed. Fifteen men participated in three focus groups, and seven of the men completed in-depth individual interviews regarding larger issues that are often ignored in intervention. Analysis of qualitative data revealed five issues that participants said need to be addressed when working with members of this group.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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