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HIV-positive African-American women’s perspectives on engaging communities in the response to HIV/AIDS in Washington, D.C.

Sanicki, Anne and Mannell, Jenevieve (2015) HIV-positive African-American women’s perspectives on engaging communities in the response to HIV/AIDS in Washington, D.C. AIDS Care - Psychological and Socio-Medical Aspects of AIDS/HIV, 27 (10). pp. 1213-1219. ISSN 0954-0121

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Identification Number: 10.1111/gove.12161

Abstract

The number of African-American women infected with HIV in Washington, D.C. is growing at an alarming rate. However, the perspectives of these women on engaging communities in the response to HIV/AIDS have been lacking in the literature. To fill this gap, in-depth interviews with 18 HIV-positive African-American women living in D.C. were conducted and analyzed using thematic network analysis. Three key themes emerged from these interviews: (1) the importance of the church in building HIV/AIDS community competence; (2) women’s interest in HIV/AIDS advocacy; and (3) the negative effects of stigma and limited social bonds on community engagement. We conclude by suggesting that more research is needed on the role of African-American women in community capacity building, as well as greater involvement of churches in HIV/AIDS responses.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://www.tandfonline.com/
Additional Information: © 2015 Taylor & Francis
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Date Deposited: 30 Jul 2015 15:56
Last Modified: 20 Jul 2019 02:02
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/62873

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