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Shegog, Ross; Rushing, Stephanie Craig; Jessen, Cornelia; Lane, Travis L.; Gorman, Gwenda; Gaston, Amanda; Revels, Taija Koogei; Torres, Jennifer; Williamson, Jennifer; Baumler, Elizabeth; Addy, Robert C.; Peskin, Melissa F.; Tortolero, Susan R.; Markham, Christine M. – Journal of Applied Research on Children, 2017
Background: Few HIV/STI and pregnancy prevention programs for youth in American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities have been rigorously evaluated despite sexual health disparities in this population. This study reports the evaluation of a culturally adapted Internet-based HIV/STI and pregnancy prevention program for AI/AN youth, Native…
Descriptors: Prevention, Pregnancy, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Self Efficacy
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Kaufman, Carol E.; Schwinn, Traci M.; Black, Kirsten; Keane, Ellen M.; Big Crow, Cecelia K.; Shangreau, Carly; Tuitt, Nicole R.; Arthur-Asmah, Ruth; Morse, Bradley – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2018
We assessed the effectiveness of a culturally grounded, multimedia, sexual risk reduction intervention called Circle of Life (mCOL), designed to increase knowledge and self-efficacy among preteen American Indians and Alaska Natives. Partnering with Native Boys and Girls Clubs in 15 communities across six Northern Plains reservations, we conducted…
Descriptors: Sexuality, American Indian Students, Health Behavior, Partnerships in Education
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Scott, Deborah; Langhorne, Aleisha – American Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health Research: The Journal of the National Center, 2012
BeLieving In Native Girls (BLING) is a juvenile delinquency and HIV intervention at a residential boarding school for American Indian/Alaska Native adolescent girls ages 12-20 years. In 2010, 115 participants completed baseline surveys to identify risk and protective factors. Initial findings are discussed regarding a variety of topics, including…
Descriptors: Substance Abuse, Delinquency, Females, American Indians
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Patev, Alison J.; Hood, Kristina B.; Speed, Katrina J.; Cartwright, Patricia M.; Kinman, Brittany A. – Journal of American College Health, 2019
Objective: High rates of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) can be found in states in both the Appalachian and Southeastern regions of the United States. As infection rates increase, it is imperative to understand factors that improve HIV prevention. The current work explored whether HIV conspiracy…
Descriptors: Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Beliefs, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Health Promotion
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Dennis, Mary Kate – Social Work, 2009
HIV/AIDS has steadily increased in Native American and Alaska Native populations, and despite efforts at control many challenges remain. This article examines historical, biological, social, and behavioral cofactors related to the spread of HIV/AIDS within the context of Native American culture. Special attention is given to vulnerable subgroups…
Descriptors: American Indians, Alaska Natives, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Risk
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Rushing, Stephanie Craig; Stephens, David – American Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health Research: The Journal of the National Center, 2012
Media technologies, including the Internet, cell phones, and video games, offer new avenues to reach Native youth on sensitive health topics. Project Red Talon, a sexually transmitted disease (STD)/HIV prevention project that serves the 43 federally recognized tribes in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho, used community-based participatory research…
Descriptors: Participatory Research, Video Games, Research Methodology, American Indians
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Kaufman, Carol E.; Litchfield, Anne; Schupman, Edwin; Mitchell, Christina M. – American Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health Research: The Journal of the National Center, 2012
This article describes the objectives, theoretical bases, development process, and evaluation efforts to-date for the Circle of Life (COL) curricula, HIV/AIDS prevention interventions designed for American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) youth. The curricula are based on Indigenous models of learning and behavior encompassing concepts of Western…
Descriptors: Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Intervention, Prevention, American Indians
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Jones, J.; Carter, B.; Wilkerson, R.; Kramer, C. – Health Education Research, 2019
This study assessed attitudes toward HIV and awareness of previous HIV prevention campaigns among young black men in the United States of America (USA). The study also ascertained the appropriateness of HIV testing messages for young black men and explored the use of social networking sites to deliver HIV testing messages for social media…
Descriptors: Social Media, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Prevention, Males
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Robillard, Alyssa G; Reed, Cymone; Larkey, Linda; Kohler, Connie; Ingram, Lucy A; Lewis, Kaleea; Julious, Carmen – Health Education Journal, 2017
Objectives: African American women are disproportionately impacted upon by HIV, particularly in the Southern states of the USA where the percentage of new cases of HIV and the percentage of people living with HIV in the USA are highest. This study describes the lived experiences of HIV-positive African American women based on their written…
Descriptors: African Americans, Females, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Experience
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de Ravello, Lori; Everett Jones, Sherry; Tulloch, Scott; Taylor, Melanie; Doshi, Sonal – Journal of School Health, 2014
Background: We describe the prevalence of behaviors that put American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) high school students at risk for teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and the relationships among race/ethnicity and these behaviors. Methods: We analyzed merged 2007 and 2009 data from the national Youth Risk Behavior…
Descriptors: Substance Abuse, At Risk Persons, American Indians, Alaska Natives
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Sileo, Nancy M.; Sileo, Thomas W. – Journal of HIV/AIDS Prevention in Children & Youth, 2008
Manuscript considers results of a research study that assesses American Indian university students' factual knowledge, understanding, and perceptions of susceptibility to HIV/AIDS, and relationships between their attitudes and decisions to engage in HIV-risk behaviors. Participants responded to a 57-item scaled survey and several demographic…
Descriptors: Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Self Efficacy, American Indians, Alaska Natives
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James, Tyler G.; Ryan, Sadie J. – Journal of American College Health, 2018
Objective: HIV-related stigma is one of the strongest barriers to prevention and treatment. HIV prevalence in U.S. college students is estimated around 0.02%, but is thought to be drastically underreported. We examined the influence of HIV knowledge on the relationship between HIV testing history and stigma in college students. Participants: A…
Descriptors: Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Social Bias, Barriers, Prevention
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Sondag, K. Ann; Strike, Carrie – American Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health Research: The Journal of the National Center, 2011
This study examined the epidemiology of HIV among AI/ANs in Montana. Barriers to HIV testing and motivations to test also were explored. Analysis of data revealed that there were no significant changes in regard to HIV/AIDS case rates, demographic characteristics, or risk behaviors of AI/ANs infected with HIV/AIDS since reporting began in 1985.…
Descriptors: Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), American Indians, Alaska Natives, Testing
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Painter, Julia E.; Temple, Brandie S.; Woods, Laura A.; Cwiak, Carrie; Haddad, Lisa B.; Mulligan, Mark J.; DiClemente, Ralph J. – Health Education & Behavior, 2018
Licensure of an HIV vaccine could reduce or eliminate HIV among vulnerable populations. However, vaccine effectiveness could be undermined by risk compensation (RC), defined by an increase in risky behavior due to a belief that the vaccine will confer protection. Interest in an HIV vaccine for reasons indicative of RC may serve as an indicator of…
Descriptors: Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Immunization Programs, African Americans, Females
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Ramisetty-Mikler, Suhasini; Ebama, Malembe S. – Journal of School Health, 2011
Background: Migration of the native populations from reservations to the urban areas has resulted in mixed ethnicities of American Indian/Alaskan Native (AIAN) children. Minority youth require special attention and services in urban schools as they disproportionately experience poverty, low educational attainment, unemployment, and single-parent…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Health Needs, Prevention, Urban American Indians
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