Addressing the Unique Needs of African American Women in HIV Prevention
Nabila El-Bassel; Nathilee Ann Caldeira; Lesia M. Ruglass; Louisa Gilbert
- Addressing the Unique Needs of African American Women in HIV Prevention
Caldeira, Nathilee Ann
Ruglass, Lesia M.
- Social Work
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- American Journal of Public Health
- 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.
- Social psychology
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