2007 Student Research Conference:
20th Annual Student Research Conference

Interdisciplinary

A Culturally Competent HIV/AIDS Education Program for African-American College Students
Bryan A. Campbell*, Carolyn R. DeCarli, Tara L. Osseck, Ben S. Reine, and Joe A. Stauber
Dr. Carol Cox, Faculty Mentor

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, one half of the reported HIV infections occur in the African-American population. In 2001, HIV was the third leading cause of death in African-Americans ages 25-34. With this knowledge, it is important to develop education and intervention programs to educate people about and help stop HIV. At Truman, members of Eta Sigma Gamma were trained to be culturally competent and used their skills to teach African-American organizations on campus about HIV/AIDS. The pre-test proved that the groups were rather uninformed about HIV. However, after the presentation, awareness increased greatly. Through cultural competence, African-Americans were educated about their risk factors for HIV/AIDS.

Keywords: Cultural, Competence, HIV/AIDS

Topic(s):Health Science

Presentation Type: Poster

Session: 3-1
Location: OP Lobby
Time: 4:15 pm

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