Preventing Hiv Infection Among Black and Hispanic Adolescents

Steven P. Schinke, Gary W. Holden, Michael S. Moncher

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Abstract

Acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) has no known cure. Due to its irreversible course, AIDS frequently ends in death. Consequently, preventive interventions with adolescents offer promise for combatting AIDS in America. This article focuses on the reasons for and nature of such interventions with the high-risk groups of Americans: Black and Hispanic Americans. The article reviews the nature of AIDS among Black and Hispanic Americans. Next, the advantages of a preventive intervention approach to AIDS are noted. The article concludes with a discussion of the promise and limitations of interventions for AIDS prevention among the target populations of American adolescents.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)63-73
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Social Work and Human Sexuality
Volume8
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 7 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Development
  • Sociology and Political Science

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