ERIC Number: EJ980771
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Oct
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Straight Talk: HIV Prevention for African-American Heterosexual Men--Theoretical Bases and Intervention Design
Frye, Victoria; Bonner, Sebastian; Williams, Kim; Henny, Kirk; Bond, Keosha; Lucy, Debbie; Cupid, Malik; Smith, Stephen; Koblin, Beryl A.
AIDS Education and Prevention, v24 n5 p389-407 Oct 2012
In the United States, racial disparities in HIV/AIDS are stark. Although African Americans comprise an estimated 14% of the U.S. population, they made up 52% of new HIV cases among adults and adolescents diagnosed in 2009. Heterosexual transmission is now the second leading cause of HIV in the United States. African Americans made up a full two-thirds of all heterosexually acquired HIV/AIDS cases between 2005 and 2008. Few demonstrated efficacious HIV prevention interventions designed specifically for adult, African-American heterosexual men exist. Here, we describe the process used to design a theory-based HIV prevention intervention to increase condom use, reduce concurrent partnering, and increase HIV testing among heterosexually active African-American men living in high HIV prevalence areas of New York City. The intervention integrated empowerment, social identity, and rational choices theories and focused on four major content areas: HIV/AIDS testing and education; condom skills training; key relational and behavioral turning points; and masculinity and fatherhood.
Descriptors: Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Prevention, African Americans, Males, Sexual Orientation, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Intervention, Urban Areas, Empowerment, Masculinity, Fathers, Health Education, Health Behavior
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
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Identifiers - Location: New York