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HIV/AIDS Case Profile of African Americans--Guidelines for Ethnic-Specific Health Promotion, Education, and Risk Reduction Activities for African Americans

Williams, P Bassey (2003) HIV/AIDS Case Profile of African Americans--Guidelines for Ethnic-Specific Health Promotion, Education, and Risk Reduction Activities for African Americans. Family and Community Health, 26 (4). pp. 289-306.

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Abstract

There are discrepancies in health care services for the poor and ethnic minorities in the United States. Within the past decade widespread concerns regarding the need to reform the nation's health care services, including the problem of human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immune syndrome (HIV/AIDS) among African Americans has continued. These inequalities have been the cornerstone of the U.S. Healthy People 2010 national priority objectives.1 The objectives focus on health and social outcomes such as low quality of life and mortality rates, poverty, lak of accessibility to and appropriateness of care, and the prevalence of certain degenerative conditions and infectious diseases. The dearth of preventive health services for the high-risk groups, particularly children, adolescents, young adults, and older African American adults undermines early intervention efforts, including prompt HIV/AIDS identification and diagnosis, prevention education, health promotion, effective substance abuse treatment, and counseling services. This work reviews the magnitude of HIV/AIDS among African Americans between 1996 and 1999 by race/ethnicity, gender, and age groups. It also addresses the major factors responsible for the continued upward trend in the distribution and rate of infectiousness of HIV/AIDS among African Americans. The study recommends and discusses culturally sensitive and ethnic-specific intervention strategies for the prevention and control of HIV/AIDS among African Americans.


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Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This article is available at the publisher’s Web site. Access to the full text is subject to the publisher’s access restrictions.
Uncontrolled Keywords: African American health disparities, African Americans, blacks, health disparities, ethnic minorities, health behavior change, health promotion, HIV/AIDS, HIV, AIDS
Subjects: Health > Health Equity > Access To Healthcare
Health > Prenatal & Pediatric Health
Health > Public Health > Chronic Illness & Diseases > HIV/Aids
Practice > outreach
Practice > interventions
Practice > service
Research
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Depositing User: Kismet Loftin-Bell
Date Deposited: 10 Jul 2006
Last Modified: 28 Jun 2011 09:40
Link to this item (URI): http://health-equity.lib.umd.edu/id/eprint/505

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