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Alabama Counseling Association Journal, v32 n1 p20-31 Spr 2006

This study found that African American males living with HIV/AIDS in rural southwest Alabama who did not disclose their HIV/AIDS seropositive status were more likely to engage in unprotected sex. Because much of the recent research is slanted to address homosexual behavior, which is still a taboo within the African American community, efforts to reach this population are being ignored. The stigma tied to HIV/AIDS, particularly in the rural south, complicates community mental health intervention strategies and secondary prevention methods. (Contains 3 tables.)

Descriptors: African American Community, Intervention, Prevention, Mental Health, Mental Health Programs, Counseling Services, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Self Disclosure (Individuals), Sexuality, Health Behavior, Extraversion Introversion, Community Surveys, African American Attitudes

Alabama Counseling Association. 217 Daryle Street, Livingston, AL 35470. Tel: 888-655-5460; Tel: 205-652-1712; Fax: 205-652-1576; e-mail: alca[at]alabamacounseling.org; Web site: http://www.alabamacounseling.org





Author: Clark, Eddie, Jr.

Source: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=5396&id=EJ902489







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