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Addressing the Unique Needs of African American Women in HIV Prevention

Nabila El-Bassel; Nathilee Ann Caldeira; Lesia M. Ruglass; Louisa Gilbert

Title:
Addressing the Unique Needs of African American Women in HIV Prevention
Author(s):
El-Bassel, Nabila; Caldeira, Nathilee Ann; Ruglass, Lesia M.; Gilbert, Louisa
Date:
Type:
Articles
Department:
Social Work
Volume:
99
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Book/Journal Title:
American Journal of Public Health
Abstract:
African American women continue to be disproportionately affected by the HIV/AIDS epidemic, yet there are few effective HIV prevention interventions that are exclusively tailored to their lives and that address their risk factors. Using an ecological framework, we offer a comprehensive overview of the risk factors that are driving the HIV/AIDS epidemic among African American women and explicate the consequences of ignoring these factors in HIV prevention strategies. We also recommend ways to improve HIV prevention programs by taking into consideration the unique life experiences of adult African American women.
Subject(s):
Social psychology
Publisher DOI:
10.2105/AJPH.2008.140541
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