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AIDS-related stigma among Black and Hispanic young adults

Collection:
Black Caribbean Literature (BCL)
Contributor:
Darrow,William W. (Author), Montanea,Julie E. (Author), Gladwin,Hugh (Author)
Format:
Journal Article
Publication Date:
2009
Published:
Germany: Springer
ISBN:
1573-3254
Location:
African American Research Center, Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject Term:
Blacks, Young adults, AIDS (disease), Caribbean Americans, Hispanics, Stigma, Immunological Disorders
Notes:
Telephone surveys with national probability samples of English-speaking adults have suggested that popular support for punitive policies toward people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) declined in the 1990s, but AIDS-related stigma persists in the United States. Our aim was to assess the prevalence and impact of AIDS-related stigma in non-Hispanic Black and Hispanic communities. A cross-sectional computer-assisted telephone-interview survey was conducted in summer 2003 with African-American, Afro-Caribbean, Haitian, and Hispanic 18–39 year-old residents of 12 high AIDS-incidence areas in Broward County, Florida. Stigma items were adopted from national surveys, but interviews were conducted in Spanish and Haitian Creole as well as in English.