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ERIC Number: EJ950532
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
ISSN: ISSN-1540-1383
The Role of the Black Church, the Barbershop/Beauty Salon, and Digital Communication to Support African American Persons Living with HIV/AIDS
Pillay, Yegan
Journal of Creativity in Mental Health, v6 n4 p340-350 2011
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2010) reports that approximately 1 million people in the United States are living with HIV. African Americans comprise 12% of the population yet account for approximately 46% of the people living with HIV. The rising prevalence rate among African Americans is an anomaly given that the prevalence rate is on a downward trend globally. Traditional intervention strategies are evidently ineffective, and therefore, alternative, creative, and innovative methods should be explored. The author examines the role of the Black church and barbershops/beauty salons and the use of digital technology as resources to supplement prevention and treatment strategies.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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