2005 Student Research Conference:
18th Annual Student Research Conference

Human Potential and Performance

Brazil and the United States: The Fight Against HIV/AIDS
Elisea E. Avalos
Dr. Jerry Mayhew and Dr. F. Rosenthal, Faculty Mentors

In the two decades since the first reports of the disease, AIDS has become a global epidemic. Worldwide, an estimated 42 million people are living with HIV, including an estimated 2.5 million children under the age of 15. Many HIV/AIDS prevention programs have been implemented both here and abroad, in an attempt to reduce HIV/AIDS incidence and prevalence rates. While some programs have had little or no effect others have had a tremendous impact. Although every prevention program is unique, research reveals that successful programs have specific strategies and practices in common. While prevention programs differ from country to country, common strategies may be what make some prevention programs more successful. This study looks into the different types of HIV/AIDS prevention programs in the United States and Brazil. Comparisons and contrasts between the different prevention programs were made in an attempt to understand which prevention programs work and why.

Keywords: HIV/AIDS, prevention programs, Brazil, United States

Topic(s):Health Science

Presentation Type: Oral Paper

Session: 49-3
Location: VH 1000
Time: 4:15

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