Cultural Dynamics in HIV/AIDS Prevention
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Special Issue: Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care
In September 2005, NINR, with the support of several other components of the National Institutes of Health, held a workshop, "Cultural Dynamics in HIV/AIDS Biobehavioral Research among Young People." A recent special issue of the Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, with guest editors Dr. Martha Hare of NINR and Dr. Antonia Villarruel of the University of Michigan, presented a series of papers developed from this workshop. These papers are focused on current research into preventing the spread of HIV infection among youths from many cultures across the U.S. and around the world.
Workshop: NINR, NIH Cultural Dynamics in HIV/AIDS Biobehavioral Research Among Young People
It is estimated that as of the end of 2003, 38 million adults and children were living with HIV worldwide. More than half of new infections occur in those aged 24 or younger. Twenty-five years of behavioral and biomedical research have led to breakthroughs in the prevention and treatment of HIV disease. However, young people have not fully benefited from these breakthroughs. This workshop was organized to explore how incorporating an understanding of cultural dynamics can help us better reach young people and slow the spread of HIV in this age group.
NINR, NIH Cultural Dynamics in HIV/AIDS Biobehavioral Research Among Young People
Research Initiatives: Culturally Appropriate Research to Prevent HIV Transmission and Infection in Young People
The purpose of this funding opportunity is to develop theoretically grounded approaches to prevention of HIV infection and transmission based upon in-depth knowledge of the norms, beliefs and values of youth in varied contexts. Other factors relevant to culture, such as social, economic, family, and community factors, as well as, national or ethnic history, may also need to be considered.
Culturally Appropriate Research to Prevent HIV Transmission and Infection in Young People (R01) and (R21).
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