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ERIC Number: EJ946158
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Oct
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0899-9546
Chinese and South Asian Religious Institutions and HIV Prevention in New York City
Chin, John J.; Mantell, Joanne; Weiss, Linda; Bhagavan, Mamatha; Luo, Xiaoting
AIDS Education and Prevention, v17 n5 p484-502 Oct 2005
Religious institutions in Asian immigrant communities are in a unique position to confront the challenges of the HIV epidemic for the populations they serve. However, there has been little research on whether these institutions are willing or able to take a role in HIV prevention. This article reports on findings from a qualitative study of three Asian immigrant religious institutions in New York City (a Buddhist temple, a Hindu temple, an Islamic center/mosque) that are part of a larger study of Asian immigrant community institutions and their response to the HIV epidemic. Several prominent themes arose that formed the basis of a preliminary theoretical framework describing the way Asian immigrant religious institutions may evaluate their role in HIV prevention. The interview data indicate that the institutions take a stance of "conservative innovation," weighing their role as keepers of morality and religious tradition against the changing needs of their communities and then adjusting their practices or positions incrementally (to varying degrees) to stay responsive and relevant.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New York