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ERIC Number: EJ877269
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 54
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1077-193X
Intersection between Race, Gender, and Sexual Risk: Implications for STI/HIV on HBCU Campuses
Younge, Sinead N.; Smith, Deidre; Young, Lawrence; Cole, Daphne; Dickens, Danielle; Reynolds, Lauren; Dixon, Raqiyah; Robinson, Wilton; Buchanan, Porsche N.
Challenge: A Journal of Research on African American Men, v13 n2 p37-60 Fall 2007
There is a disproportionate incidence and prevalence rate of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) among African Americans. HIV/AIDS is one of the leading cause of death among Blacks, aged 25-44. It is likely that many of these individuals contracted HIV while they were college aged. Black college students are an understudied group. The behaviors of college students in general, and the combination of environment and individual behaviors, warrants further investigation of sexual risk behaviors among Black college students. Furthermore, it is important to understand both the risk and protective factors that different environments may play. A substantial number of Black students attend Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), which have purported to have protective affects on risk behaviors. This paper will give a cursory review of the sexual risk literature of Black college students and identify some of the risk and protective factors associated with HBCUs. (Contains 1 footnote.)
Morehouse College. Morehouse Research Institute, 830 Westview Drive SW, Atlanta, GA 30314. Fax: 404-215-3474; Web site: http://www.morehouse.edu/centers/mri/challengejournal
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A