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Black communities' belief in “AIDS as genocide”☆A barrier to overcome for HIV prevention

Guinan, Mary E. (1993) Black communities' belief in “AIDS as genocide”☆A barrier to overcome for HIV prevention. Annals of Epidemiology, 3 (2). pp. 193-195. ISSN 10472797

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The belief that acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) is a form of genocide targeted at the black population is prevalent in black communities in the United States. Public health authorities are distrusted, in part because of the legacy of the Tuskegee Study of untreated syphilis, a perceived racist experiment. For effective interventions to prevent the transmission of human immunodeficiency virus in black communities, genocidal fears and beliefs must be addressed and black community leaders should be involved in planning and implementation.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS); prevention; control; blacks; prejudice; race relations
Subjects: Health > Public Health > Chronic Illness & Diseases > HIV/Aids
Practice > interventions
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Date Deposited: 14 Jul 2011 11:07
Last Modified: 14 Jul 2011 11:07
Link to this item (URI): http://health-equity.lib.umd.edu/id/eprint/2723

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