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HIV/AIDS knowledge and sexual activity: an examination of racial differences in a college sample.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17896678     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The threat of HIV/AIDS to African American's health has become the focus of much concern. This study investigated the potential differences between African Americans' and white college students' current and future sexual behaviors and safer sex behaviors with HIV/AIDS awareness, condom use self-efficacy, and safer sex attitudes. A convenience sample of 156 college students from three public universities was used. Of those who were sexually active, more African American than white respondents reported they used condoms frequently, and more African Americans indicated they would use condoms regularly in the future. No racial differences were found in intentions for future casual sex, condom use self-efficacy, or attitudes toward safer sex practices. Although the results suggest that for this sample African American college students appear to have internalized safer sex messages to a greater degree, both groups reported a lack of consistent safe-sex practices, which may put them at risk of HIV/AIDS.
Cindy Davis; Melissa Sloan; Samuel MacMaster; Barbara Kilbourne
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Health & social work     Volume:  32     ISSN:  0360-7283     ISO Abbreviation:  Health Soc Work     Publication Date:  2007 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-09-27     Completed Date:  2007-11-20     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7611528     Medline TA:  Health Soc Work     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  211-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
College of Social Work, University of Tennessee, Nashville 37210, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Condoms / utilization
Continental Population Groups*
HIV Infections / prevention & control*
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice*
Safe Sex
Self Efficacy
Sexual Behavior*
United States

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