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Butts, Stefani A.; Kayukwa, Annette; Langlie, Jake; Rodriguez, Violeta J.; Alcaide, Maria L.; Chitalu, Ndashi; Weiss, Stephen M.; Jones, Deborah L. – Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 2018
In sub-Saharan Africa, young women are at the highest risk of HIV infection. Comprehensive sexuality education and open parent-child communication about sex have been shown to mitigate risky sexual practices associated with HIV. This study aimed to identify sources of HIV prevention knowledge among young women aged 10-14 years and community-based…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Middle School Students, Adolescents, Females
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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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Morris, Angelica; Kahlor, Lee Ann – Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 2018
In the USA, HIV transmission rates among Black women are four times higher than white women, even in the face of low-risk behaviours, a discrepancy often overlooked because of historical stereotypes. In this study, we deconstruct a specific government-sponsored HIV prevention campaign targeted at Black women. Critical discourse analysis reveals a…
Descriptors: Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), African Americans, Females, At Risk Persons
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Peteet, Bridgette; Staton, Michele; Miller-Roenigk, Brittany; Carle, Adam; Oser, Carrie – Health Education & Behavior, 2018
Rural incarcerated women have an increased risk of acquiring the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and the hepatitis C virus (HCV) due to prevalent engagement in drug use and sexual behaviors. Limited research has investigated HIV and HCV knowledge in this high-risk population. Furthermore, the interplay of sociodemographic factors (i.e.,…
Descriptors: Rural Areas, Institutionalized Persons, Females, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS)
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Kteily-Hawa, Roula N. – Canadian Journal for the Study of Adult Education, 2018
This article explores three narratives from South Asian Canadian immigrant women living with HIV, and how the project shifted from a conventional qualitative interview methodology toward an arts-informed narrative inquiry. Sharing my own story as an immigrant and refugee woman helped to establish trust and an emotive engagement with the women,…
Descriptors: Females, Personal Narratives, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Immigrants
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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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Abiona, Titilayo; Balogun, Joseph; Yohannes, Eden; Adefuye, Adedeji; Yakut, Yavuz; Amosun, Seyi; Frantz, Jose – Health Education Journal, 2014
Objective: To examine HIV/AIDS knowledge, perceptions of knowledge and sources of HIV information among university students in four countries with different HIV prevalence rates. Methods: A survey was completed by 2,570 randomly selected university students from the USA, Turkey, South Africa and Nigeria. Logistic regression analysis was used to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Knowledge Level, Attitude Measures
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Baumgartner, Lisa M. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2014
This chapter examines the challenges faced by African American women living with HIV/AIDS and how they learn to live with this chronic illness.
Descriptors: African Americans, Womens Studies, Females, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS)
Academy for Educational Development, 2009
The issue of HIV and AIDS is a serious global issue that affects girls and boys, women and men, from all communities. Girls and women are particularly vulnerable to contracting HIV which can develop into AIDS. This guide for mentoring contains important information about HIV and AIDS related to young women and girls. The guide also provides ideas…
Descriptors: Females, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Mentors
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Crosby, Richard A.; Salazar, Laura F.; Geter, Angelica – American Journal of Sexuality Education, 2017
This study tested the reliability of nine scales assessing psychosocial mediators of HIV-risk and protective behaviors of young minority women in New York City. Sixty-nine age-eligible women were approached during clinical sessions, 90% (n = 62) agreed to participate, and 83% (n = 57) completed a web-based survey. With one exception, scale…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Females, At Risk Persons, African Americans
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Mantell, J. E.; DiCarlo, A. L.; Remien, R. H.; Zerbe, A.; Morris, D.; Pitt, B.; Nkonyana, J. P.; Abrams, E. J.; El-Sadr, W. – Health Education Research, 2014
HIV testing has the potential to reduce HIV transmission by identifying and counseling individuals with HIV, reducing risk behaviors, linking persons with HIV to care and earlier treatment, and reducing perinatal transmission. In Lesotho, a high HIV prevalence country in which a large proportion of the population has never tested for HIV,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Screening Tests, Public Health, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS)
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Hergenrather, Kenneth C.; Zeglin, Robert J.; Conyers, Liza; Misrok, Mark; Rhodes, Scott D. – Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, 2016
Purpose: For persons living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA), the advent of highly active antiretroviral therapy has increased their longevity and quality of life. As HIV progresses, many PLWHA present declined domains of functioning that impede their ability to work. The authors explore employment as a social determinant of health to identify issues…
Descriptors: Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Employment Level, Influences, Literature Reviews
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Sprague, Courtenay; Scanlon, Michael L.; Pantalone, David W. – Health Education & Behavior, 2017
Justice-involved HIV-positive women have poor health outcomes that constitute health inequities. Researchers have yet to embrace the range of qualitative methods to elucidate how psychosocial histories are connected to pathways of vulnerability to HIV and incarceration for this key population. We used life course narratives and…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Health Needs, Health Services
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Inyang, Mfrekemfon P. – ICHPER-SD Journal of Research, 2013
Most adolescents engage in indiscriminate sexual experimentations. This practice exposes them to the risk of contracting sexually transmitted infections including HIV/AIDS. Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and acquired immune deficiency syndromes (AIDS) are among the deadly diseases that exist globally. Twice as many girls, compared to boys…
Descriptors: Females, Secondary Education, Adolescents, Sexuality
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Morrison, Sharon D.; Sudha, S.; Herrera, Samantha; Ruiz, Carolina; Thomas, Emma – Health Education Journal, 2016
Objective: Comprehensive information on the facilitators of HIV testing in Latino women (Latinas) in the Southeastern USA is lacking. Efforts to rectify this should include Latina perspectives on the issue. This study aimed to (1) solicit Latina perspectives using qualitative methodology and (2) characterise enablers of HIV testing follow-through.…
Descriptors: Hispanic Americans, Females, Health Behavior, Diagnostic Tests
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